ARCHEOLOGICAL STUDIES IN THE SEISTAN BASIN OF SOUTHWESTERN by Jr. Walter A. Fairservis

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SITE 2, KOK-I-ZAL: A small fort above the Ghagha-Shahr on the summit of the plateau. 4 SITE 3, CHIHIL-DUKHTARAN: A fort on the southernmost spur of the plateau guards the easiest approach to the summit. 5 SITE 4, SHAHRISTAN: A complex of fortified, ruined buildings located on a ridge just west of the Band-i-Seistan. The pottery described by Stein6 is principally Seistan Ribbed. Glazed wares are uncommon. The presence of the stamped and incised wares is very important because of their typological implications (p.

1, 238. 14 Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 933; see also Tate, 1910-1912, Vol. 1,219ff. u Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 934. 1B Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 938-939. 17 Le Strange, 1930, 335-338; see especially footnote on p. 335. Refer to map in Tate, 1910-1912, Vol. 1. 18 Tate, 1910-1912, Vol. 1, 199. 19 Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 934. 20 Tate, 1910-1912, Vol. 1, 270-271; Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 935. 21 Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 935. 22 Stein, 1928, Vol. 2, 936. 40 ANTHROPOLOGICAL PAPERS AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Vol. 1 SITE 11, BIBI-DOST: A group of ruins that stretches over a half mile northward from a point 1- miles from Ghala-tappa to the graveyards of Bibi-dost.

12). Rarely, an apparently overfired redware was collected. Most of the sherds are unslipped Miscellaneous wares: Several sherds of a hard, gray, thick ware, resembling stone ware, were recovered. One vessel appears to have been slipped black on the inside; it has a flat bottom (Fig. 13c). There is some suggestion that this ware was parallelincised or grooved (Fig. 13a) Ring ware (Red-Streaked Burnished) occurs infrequently (P1. 18a) A sherd of hard, gray, ribbed ware was found (Fig. 13b), but it is difficult to decide if it is Seistan Ribbed.

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