from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ridge, or similar formation, in the form of a keel
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A keeled condition: used in descriptive biology and anatomy to express the existence of ridges or carinæ on the organic body or test.
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Lawton defines carination as "an angled inflection in the vessel wall forming a ridge on the outer surface," which may occur at the widest diameter of the pot/bowl or at the base of the neck (25).
The third site, Massingir 4/75, only 35 km upstream from the others, contained what author Ricardo Duarte described as "an essentially different pottery," 23 including globular vessels with straight-walled necks, no carination, and a fairly distinct set of decorative patterns.
Although he makes the point that the periphery is "hardly to be called keeled", to me "carinated", "angular" and "keeled" all mean more or less the same thing, especially when the degree of carination is variable.
These include soot-covered cooking pots of simple form, but also fragments of highly polished vessels with a sharp carination at mid body.
The mottled brown polished pottery with the carination, or sharp angled turn of the body, indicates an early Naqada I or possibly Badarian (4000 B.C.) occupation of the area.