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42 ANTHROPOLOGICAL PAPERS AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Vol. 48 glaze; (b) plain green glaze; (c) graffito or champl6v6 green; (d) black and green on white glaze; (e) black or black-brown on white glaze; (f) black and green on white; (g) incised roulette decorated SITE 20, TELL GROUP 5B: A concentration of over 35 mounds about 1 mile south of Tell Group 5A seems to extend a great distance to the southeast. Both the shapes of the mounds and the collections made conform to the de- scriptions of Tell Group 5A above.
7 The capital of Seistan after Timur-i-lang was Kala-i-Fath. Probably because of its remoteness the city was able to hold out against Shah Rukh who later withdrew to Herat. Seistan was a favorite place for the later Timurids and their supporters to raid, and in this way its impoverishment was completed. The Moghul emperors of India and the various shahs of Safavid Persia struggled for possession of southern Afghanistan, and in the seventeenth century Seistan was a base for Persian operations against, or in support of, the Kandahar area.
POrrERY6 1. Seistan Ribbed ware 2. Nad-i-Ali Ridged (Fig. 9b) 3. ; (b) several sherds of a dark, almost gray or grayware, different in appearance, however, from 3a. 4. Two sherds of what may well be Nad-i-Ali Ridged, with ridges incised decorated (Fig. 9c-d) 5. Glazed wares: (a) A sherd with mottled black and yellow-green glaze (interior); (b) a sherd with mottled dark green and gray-green glaze (both surfaces); (c) three examples of a plain, light gray-green glaze on thick paste (interior); (d) a sherd with plain blue-green glaze on thick paste (interior); (e) a fine yellow-brown glaze (both surfaces).