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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.
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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