APPENDIX D:CERAMIC RECORDING
PECO # (3 num): The PECO number as assigned by your crew
chiefComponent# (1 num): Use component number as assigned on the main site
form.Recorder (3 char): Enter initials of person(s) doing the ceramic
analysisDate (7 - date): Recording date by day, first 3 letters of month,
last two digits of year (10JUN93).Total Time (2 fields 2 num ea): Total time it took for ceramic
analysis, enter hours:minutes (2:30). This is analysis only. NOTE:
During the initial stages of the survey, we will want to know how much
time we take to set up and collect the grids and/or samples - write this
time down in parenthesis next to total time (only one analyst needs to
do this).Cer. Dates (4 fields 5 char ea): Ceramic dates determined as a
result of the analysis (can enter two sets if applicable).Confidence (1 char): Confidence in the date indicated by the
ceramic analysis.1 Low Feature sampled (5 char): The type and number of the refuse
scatter that was sampled (e.g. 83-01).Sample# (2 num): The number of
the sample area. The sample areas will be numbered sequentially per
refuse scatter (i.e., 83-01 might have two samples: 01 and 02; and 80-03
might have one sample: 01).Sample Type (1 num)1 Lithic and ceramic Dimensions (2 num fields - 4 digits w/1 decimal ea. - 000.0 x
000.0): dimensions of the sampled area, length x width to the nearest
tenth of a meter. If sample consists of multiple grid units show number
of units in parenthesis followed by the dimensions of the individual
units; e.g., (5) 2 x 2m.Pickup (3 num): Total number of artifacts picked up in the sample
collection.Analyzed (3 num): Total number of artifacts analyzed from sample.
Do not include diagnostics or other sherds of interest that might have
been looked at outside the sample area.Assemblage Summary (200 char): Briefly summarize ceramic
assemblage - consider discussing types, date determination, diagnostics,
spatial distribution, general observations.TYPE INVENTORYGroup# (2 num): This is filled in for you - the number serves as an
identifier for all subsequent analysis.Types (Char - 3): Ceramic typology
Form (Char - 2): Vessel shapes/form
Count (4 num): Number of sherds in the groupWeight (4 num): Weight of the group to nearest tenth of a
gramRims (4 num): Record the number of rim sherds in the group (also
fill out the 'Rim Sherd Inventory").Vessel (2 num): Vessel count - in the course of the inventory,
individual vessels may be distinguishable (mostly in the case of
decorated wares). Follow number entry with "A" (for actual) if you know,
or can project with confidence, the number of vessels represented. Use
"M" if you can only provide an estimate of the number of vessels. When
the time constraints and the number and nature of the sherds in the
sample prevent you from coming up with an actual vessel count without
additional work use "M".Comments (Chars - 200): Note any interesting
features/characteristics of the sherd group, presence of worked sherds.
Can use to show diagnostics and associated dates that led to your
ceramic date assignment.RIM SHERD INVENTORYThe rim sherd inventory is designed to gather information that can be used to project vessel size and function. Document only those sherds that can provide a confident measure of vessel rim diameter (see "Diameter" discussion below) Group # (2 char): Enter the Group # under which this rim sherd
was counted on page 1. Record each measurable rim sherd individually unless you are
certain they are from the same vessel.Diameter (2 num): Project interior diameter of vessel rim in cm
using the handy dandy measuring chart - match the arc of the rim sherd
with the arcs illustrated on the rim chart (if a rim diameter falls
between two illustrated rim sizes, you can enter the intermediary value;
e.g., if the rim sherd falls between 44cm and 48cm as shown on the
chart, you can "round" your entry to 46). Only enter rim diameter if the
rim sherd(s) allows you to project vessel size with confidence - if the
arc of the rim fits with one, or at most two, of the possible diameters
shown on the chart. Do not inventory rims that can be made to fit more
than two possible diameters.# of sherds (2 num): This will be 1 unless you have grouped
multiple rim sherds from the same rim (again, only group them if you are
certain they are from the same vessel).% of rim (3 num): Estimate percent of rim represented by the
sherd(s) using the handy dandy measuring chart. If you have grouped rims
from the same vessel together, make sure the percentage entered reflects
their total representation of the rimComments (200 char): as necessary.
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