Deh Morasi Ghundai: A Chalcolithic site in south-central by Louis Dupree

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28a), and clubbed, internally and externally thickened (Fig. 28b). The only base sherd is almost pointed (Fig. 28c). 1 Quantities of burned animal bone occurred in the general vicinity of the grave, together with broken pottery, but no real evidence of grave furniture was uncovered. ) Nature and man have combined to confuse the upper 60 cm. of this level. Despite this confusion, several extremely important finds occurred in addition to the usual undecorated sherds and some Morasi IIc and III Black-onBuff painted sherds.

Mandibles in excellent condition were found in the 520-540-cm. levels. ) horn and scapula were found in association with the shrine complex. ) mandible were found in the 520-540-cm. level. Small bone fragments occurred as deep as 600 cm. ) The major occupation levels at the site designated as Morasi IIb in the chronological sequence contain several tamped-earth floors, possibly three or four, and a portion of an unbaked brick wall (Fig. 3). A distinct floor at 420 cm. separates Morasi IIb from Morasi IIa.

1956 (191), 288]. Two sherds (197-198) have approximately vertical 112 ANTHROPOLOGICAL PAPERS AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Vol. , 1956 (232), 291]. LADDER (DESIGN 199): On a sherd with a painted red rim the beginnings of an outside, curvilinear, ladder motif are visible. MISCELLANEOUS: A few animal bones, and nothing else of importance, turned up in the Morasi III levels. HUMAN REMAINS Unfortunately, it was impossible to rescue any of the human skeleton material found in Burials 1, 2, and 3 from the local mullahs (Muslim holy men).

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