During the last ten years I have been collecting pits and
pieces of pottery from all over Nabataea. All of the pottery
shards that I have picked up have been pieces that are simply
laying on the surface of the myriad ancient sites scattered around
Nabataea. Most of the pottery has been Nabataean, Roman, or Byzantine.
A few pieces have been Painted Edomite, and a number of them
have been East African Red Pottery. My collection isn't large,
but it does contain a number of interesting pieces found in some
of the isolated locations around Nabataea.
Schmitt-Korte, K., Nabataean Pottery: A typological and Chronological
Framework. Pp 7-40 in A. M. Abdalla, S. Al-Sakkar and R. Mortel
(eds), Pre-Islamic Arabia, Studies in History of Arabia II,
Riyadh: King Saud University, 1984