Fiji, Qaranicagi Archaeological Ceramics

2019-03-01T08:30:23Z (GMT) by Ethan Cochrane
Archaeological sherd measurements associated with:

Cochrane, E. E. (2002). "Explaining the Prehistory of Ceramic Technology on Waya Island, Fiji." Archaeology in Oceania 37(1): 37-50.

Column Heads:

Sherd Type: 0=no observation (sherd less than 1.5cm in longest dimension)
1=body
2=rim only
3=neck only
4=rim and neck (lip identifiable)
5=handle
6=carination

Weight: in grams

Thickness 1, 2 and 3: in mm

Fire Core: 0=no observation

See template

[For possible use
1=Incompletely Oxidized
2=Oxidized
3=Reduced]

Aplastics: dominant mode greater than 50%
0=no observation
1=Calcerous
2=Terrigenous
3=mixed calcereous and terrigenous
4=Shell
5=Mixed (none dominant)

Aplastic Abundance:Ethan Cochrane:
0=no observation
1=few
2=common
3=abundant

Interior and Exterior Colour: 0=no observation
1=7.5R +vlaue and chroma
2=5R
3=10R
4=2.5YR
5=5YR
6=7.5YR
7=10YR
8=2.5Y
9=5Y

Hardnesses: Moh's scale, value=lowest value that scratches the sherd, fingernail=2.5

Surface modification: 0=no observation
1=plain
2=PIPR
3=PICH
4=Incised
5=Comb
6=Punctate
7=Shell
8=Shell and Comb
9=Applique
10=Endtool notching
11=wiped
12=comb and end tool

Modification Location:
0=no observation
1=plain
2=lip
3=rim, exterior
4=rim, interior
5=rim, interior and ext.
6=neck, exterior
7=neck, interior
8=body

Organic Residues: 0=no observation
1=absent
2=present, interior
3=present, exterior
4=present, both surfaces

Rim Orientation: 0=no observation
1=direct
2=inverted

Rim Profile: 0=no observation
1=parallel
2=thinned
3=thickened
4=interior thickened
5=exterior thickened

Lip Shape: 0=no observation
1=rounded
2=squared
3=pointed

For additional information (e.g., site designations) see:

Cochrane, E. E. (2009). The Evolutionary Archaeology of Ceramic Diversity in Ancient Fiji. Oxford, Archaeopress.