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Zoology a tough sheath, scale, or shell, esp the elytra of a beetle

shard

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(geology)
A vitric fragment in pyroclastics, having a characteristically curved surface of fracture.
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Based on lipid analysis of previously dated sherds at least the one with sufficient preservation (sherd 4245: 2039) dated to 4990-4780 cal BC (KIA 33921) is most likely not reliable and potentially includes a reservoir offset.
Previous research using the Miller analysis on sherd counts indicates that ceramic values of 1.
The Sokoli sherd was returned to the traditional owner of the site before the current mineralogical analyses were undertaken and is therefore excluded from the following discussion.
Sample 40WM01-2--This sherd was initially described as having a plain outer surface tempered with medium-size shell fragments.
The oldest occupation appeared to be at Malua Bay, an open-settlement site where a single dentate-stamped Lapita sherd, associated with thin-walled, plainware, was found at the base of the cultural deposits.
Average sherd mass (in grams) was much smaller with bottom rather than side contact; that is, smaller and more numerous sherds resulted from dropping an upright pot.
Two years after this last document, Le Sherd is mentioned; however it was not until 1642 that Shardend is given.
The distinctive Hooked Triangle design is also featured on a pottery sherd collected from Kalumpang in Sulawesi (Indonesia) in 1951 (Glover 1986: 74).
Scores of shipwrecks in Southeast Asian waters, in the Gulf of Thailand and even in the beds of the river system connecting Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai to coastal ports, evince a successful export enterprise that, on the basis of a sherd recovered in a datable excavation on Okinawa, had reached as far as Japan by perhaps as early as the mid-14th century (Guy 1986: 61).
Among the crania of illiterate seamen and their tone-deaf officers, his own will make one, picked clean as theirs, impossible to distinguish even were someone to dive in the hope of retrieving some reliquary sherd.