to Area E).
Regarding the publication itself, I have decided to do without presenting parallels of sherds from far-away sites. This is a task still to be done when more sites have been excavated in the area north and south of el-Bālū῾. However, this publication is also intended as »workbook«. There is purposely left room enough for personal notes and comments. For this reason I have also chosen to have only four to five rims presented on one page with only few comments. Besides that, I also want to give credit to Beate Dillmann, M.A., and Olga Gabelmann, Ph.D., for their excellent work of drawing the sherds and objects.
Finally, a short note on the legends. Regarding the ware, color, and inclusions I have followed the Munsell Soil Color Charts (revised 2000). My comment »levigation« refers to the way the potters have taken care to arrive at a concentration of finer particles and more homogenous clay, hence, »very well levigated«, »well levigated«, and »levigated«.
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