Radiocarbon dating thermoluminescence
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The term also refers to crude handmade ware made in various parts of Frisia in the CATEGORY: artifact DEFINITION: Pottery embodying chopped grass or straw in its fabric as a tempering agent.
Characteristics The earliest forms of prehistoric art are extremely primitive.
The cupule, for instance - a mysterious type of Paleolithic cultural marking - amounts to no more than a hemispherical or cup-like scouring of the rock surface.
From a depth of 2.5-2.3 m there was dense occupation, from between 52,000 7,000/-11,000 BP and 45,000 6,000/-9,000 BP.
More than 1500 artefacts were found in the lowest occupation layer.
Grass-tempered wares are well represented amongst pagan Saxon communities of the immediate post-SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: grog CATEGORY: ceramics DEFINITION: Foreign material (sand, plant fibers, grit, shell, crushed rock, broken pottery) added to clay for potterymaking to improve its firing qualities and prevent a vessel from cracking during the drying process.