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Variant of shard.


a variant of shard



also sherd

1. a fragment, esp. of broken earthenware.
2. Zool.
a. a scale.
b. a shell, as of an egg or snail.
c. the hardened forewing of a beetle; elytron.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English sceard, c. Old Frisian skerd, Middle High German scharte, Old Norse skarth; akin to shear]
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Noun1.sherd - a broken piece of a brittle artifactsherd - a broken piece of a brittle artifact
piece - a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
potsherd - a shard of pottery
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The results of the lipid analysis from sherd 4245: 2039 are clearly indicative of degraded aquatic products (Table 2; Fig.
imprints; 3) sherd with dotted impressed lines; 4) Vessel 4; 5) Vessel 5; 6) Vessel 7; 7) Vessel 8; 8-9) knobs (drawings by M.
Borrinaga also disproved the theory that the Intramuros pot sherd unearthed at the San Ignacio Church ruins in 2008 had baybayin script inscribed on it.
1946: A hieroglyphic text on a pottery sherd (of indeterminate fabric--see note 5), reading hns f}3s.
This paper presents the chemical composition of 26 celadon glazes from sherds recovered during archaeological excavations at Chinese gold mining sites in southeast New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
From the results researchers can see how all the pores are interconnected, and this yields information not only about the production method of the sherd but also its origin," Solling added.
Dikaios decided to excavate here following the recovery of Middle Bronze Age sherds and stone tools some nineteen metres from the surface where a modern copper mining adit intersected ancient workings in a small copper ore body on Aletri hill.
The sherds were reportedly consolidated after excavation with a poly(vinyl alcohol) known as Mowiol, but none was detected in any of the analyses performed.
There may be a great deal of additional information, however, that can be "read" from that sherd, with the proper tools.
Ostraka is an ancient Greek term originally for broken pottery sherds inscribed with a person's name, once used as voting ballots to exile unpopular members of the community--who would thus be 'ostracized'.
Physically, the sherd that exists in a collections facility is part of the same clay object that was used by a Mississippian woman when feeding her family.