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Urewe ware
CATEGORY: ceramics; culture
DEFINITION: Characteristic Early Iron Age pottery type of the interlacustrine region of East Africa: southwest Kenya, northwest Tanzania, Rwanda, east Zaire, and south Uganda. It dates from the last centuries BC to the first centuries AD and is the name of a tradition of the Chifumbaze complex. Urewe ware was ancestral to the varied wares of the Early Iron age complex further south. Named after a site in southwest Kenya, Urewe ware's makers were clearly skilled workers of iron.

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