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body sherd
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: Any fragment of a ceramic vessel not identifiable as a rim sherd.
potsherd
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: sherd, shard
CATEGORY: ceramics
DEFINITION: Any pottery fragment -- piece of broken pot or other earthenware item -- that has archaeological significance. Often abbreviated to sherd, potsherds are an invaluable part of the archaeological record because they are well-preserved. The analysis of ceramic changes recorded in potsherds has become one of the primary techniques used by archaeologists in assigning components and phases to times and cultures.
rimsherd
CATEGORY: ceramics
DEFINITION: A fragment of the rim of a pottery artifact.
shard
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: sherd; potsherd
CATEGORY: ceramics; artifact
DEFINITION: Any pottery fragment -- piece of broken pot or other earthenware item -- that has archaeological significance. Often abbreviated to sherd, potsherds are an invaluable part of the archaeological record because they are well-preserved. The analysis of ceramic changes recorded in potsherds has become one of the primary techniques used by archaeologists in assigning components and phases to times and cultures.
sherd
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: shard, potsherd
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: Any pottery fragment -- piece of broken pot or other earthenware item -- that has archaeological significance. Often abbreviated to sherd, potsherds are an invaluable part of the archaeological record because they are well-preserved. The analysis of ceramic changes recorded in potsherds has become one of the primary techniques used by archaeologists in assigning components and phases to times and cultures.

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