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A TYPOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF POTTERY FROM MARIAM NAZRET, TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA [Abstract ID: 0103-03]
Pottery is one of the most studied objects as it exists in almost every site all over the world, regardless of its period. Pottery gives multiple information about the past society: their way of life, social strata, site function, and technological development. This research deals with the pottery analysis from Maryam Nazret. It is located in Southeastern Tigray, in the village of Addi Awona. The site is named after the church of Saint Mary and the river adjacent to it called Gereb Nazret. The study is based on surface collection from inside and outside the church compound; outside the compound sample was collected from the Southeast, South and West areas. Evidences show that the site of Maryam Nazret has been occupied since at least Aksumite period. Pottery analysis and architectural observation point out that the site had been occupied several times in ancient time, spanning from Aksumite through post-Aksumite periods. This paper is part of a thesis of the author completed in June 2016.