More than hundred intact flasks, storage jars, bowls and pots were discovered on top and below the roof debris. Some of these vessels still contained their charred content, such as beans and pearl millet. Two large jars with a shallow depression at the base have parallels with modern water jars. The vessel forms and decoration attributes are comparable with the assemblage found by Maya von Czerniewicz (Czerniewicz 2002) in the nearby-located settlement that was dated to the Iron Age (0-1400 AD). Comb impression, string roulette and incisions can be found on the surface of most of the ceramic containers. Somewhat different is the presence of knotted string roulette as well as some rim forms, which are completely unknown in the assemblage of other settlement mounds of northern Burkina Faso. Additionally, the numerous well-constructed ceramic jar stoppers do not appear in the material of contemporaneous settlement mounds. Here, these stoppers can be distinguished as roughly round shaped old sherds - and not specifically formed to be used as pot lids like it is the case in the inventory of Oursi hu-beero. Although most of the pottery is probably locally made, the last three features seem to point to foreign influence and/or contact with other areas.

Knotted string roulette

Surface of the settlement of Oursi

Vessel in between burned debris
Vessel in situ