Sandhills ware

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Style of middle Neolithic pottery found in Ireland and dated to between 3500 and 2500 bc. In 1961 Humphrey Case noted that the recurrent features of the style were the presence of round‐bottomed in‐turned bowls, the upper part of the vessel decorated from a very large repertoire, partiality having been shown towards impressions of twisted cord. Lugs are common and the fabrics generally rather sandy. Included within his category of Sandhills ware were four substyles: Sandhills Western, Goodland Bowls, Dundrum Bowls, and Murlough Bowls. More recently, Alison Sheridan has questioned the integrity of the Sandhills ware group, preferring instead a series of regional sequences with parallel developments in coarseware and fineware.

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