Definition of grooved ware in English:

grooved ware

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noun

[mass noun] Archaeology
  • Prehistoric pottery of the mid to late Neolithic in Britain (circa 3300–2100 bc), characterized by a flat base and decorated chiefly with grooves and straight lines.
    More example sentences
    • Instead I have to stand there, look them in the eye and say a sherd of late Neolithic grooved ware.
    • The structure was dated by finds of grooved ware pottery.
    • The finds from the site included quantities of grooved ware pottery.

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