Here is one of the most appealing pots we have and which you may well see on display next year at the Sainsbury Centre. We call it the dolo (beer) -drinking pot although there is just as much of a chance that it was actually used for eating (thanks Didier!). It came from Birnin Lafiya Trench VI (dug by Nicolas) last year. It might date to the twelfth or thirteenth century, judging by a date obtained from charcoal in the same context.
Then, this is what the bulk of our pottery material looks like: below is the assemblage from Kompa. It’s a little less compelling to the casual viewer, but we have whole crates of this stuff.