Ceramics from el-Bālū` by Udo Worschech

By Udo Worschech

This booklet is a primary presentation of pottery samples from el-Bālū‛ within the northern Ard el-Kerak, the traditional Moabitis which at the present time is principal Jordan. The kinds awarded listed below are relationship from the past due Bronze and Early Iron Age all the way down to the Persian classes of profession of the positioning of el-Bālū‛. The publication doesn't speak about the pottery within the wider context of Jordanian or Palestinian ceramics; despite the fact that, the goal used to be to offer pottery from the hitherto basically in moderation released Iron Age pottery of the quarter. With this documentation students of the Archaeology of Jordan are invited to paintings at the ceramics excavated within the components A, B, C, D, E, and G of el-Bālū‛.

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Area A Room 2 35 A 043 A 044 A 045 all 1:1 36 A 046 A R2 3-23 Ext/Int. slip light red 10R6/6. Core: grey. Wheel made. Fine to medium black and white grits. Well levigated. A 047 A R2 3-13 Bowl Ext/Int. 5YR7/3. Reddish wash outside. Core: light grey. Wheel made. Fine black, brown and white grits. Levigated. A 048 A R2 3-14 Large bowl Ext/Int. 5YR7/6. Inside reddish wash. Core: light grey. Wheel made. Very fine black grits. Well levigated. Outside wash very thick. A 049 A R2-19 Bowl Ext/Int. 5YR6/8.

Very fien black grits. Very hard and thin ware. May hve been blackened by fire. A 057 A R2-60 Cooking pot or jar Ext/Int. slip very pale brown 10YR7/3. Core: pale brown. Wheel made. Very fine black grits. Levigated. A 058 A R2-64 Jar or cooking pot Ext/Int. slip very pale brown 10YR7/3. Core: pale brown. Wheel made. Very fine black grits. Levigated. Area A Room 2 43 A 056 A 057 A 058 all 1:1 44 A 059 A R2-5 Jar Ext/Int. slip very pale brown 10YR8/3. Core: greyish. Wheel made. Very fine black grits.

Well levigated. Area A Room 2 49 A 062 A 063 all 1:1 50 A 064 A R2-59 Jar Ext. slip very pale brown 10YR7/3, Int. 5YR5/8. Core: greyish black. Wheel made. Very fine black and white grits. Well levigated. Thin hard ware. A 065 A R2-32 Jar Ext/Int. slip very pale brown 10YR8/2. Core: grey. Very fine black and white grits. Wheel made. Well levigated. Shoulder-to-body handle. A 066 A R2-7 Dekanter Ext/Int. slip very pale brown 10YR8/3. Core: brownish grey. Very fine black and white grits. Wheel made.

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