The Pottery of Nabta Playa: A Summary

  • Kit Nelson


The pottery of Nabta Playa represents a diverse assemblage encompassing over 6000 years of pottery use in the Western Desert. While the pottery of the Early and Middle Neolithic share similarities in paste, temper and construction, there are marked differences between these wares and those of the Late and Final Neolithic. This pottery sequence, made possible because of the wide range of sites excavated and a site chronology established by numerous radiocarbon dates, provides a unique opportunity to explore the significance of this shift in the pottery sequence.


Exterior Surface Western Desert Ceramic Assemblage Pottery Sherd Body Sherd 
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  • Kit Nelson

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