POT

Unique ID: CORN-DE9DA3

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Pottery body sherd with two grooves in a sideways 'V' shape, one running horizontally across the width of the sherd and the other at an oblique angle to it, running to the upper edge of the sherd. The sherd is made of gabbroic clay that weathers over the gabbro outcrop on the Lizard in Cornwall. The fabric has inclusions of pale felspars, dark augite and mica and is orangey-brown on the exterior and mid-brown on the interior of the sherd with an orange core. This 'mucky' gabbroic fabric and type of decoration are seen on Grooved Ware vessels, dating from c.2900-2400 BC (Henrietta Quinnell, forthcoming).

Anna Brindley in Cleal & MacSween (1999) illustrates similarly alligned grooves on a Grooved Ware vessel, from Puddlehill in Bedfordshire, on page 140, Fig.14.2, No.14.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Royal Cornwall Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: NEOLITHIC [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa 2900 BC
Date to: Circa 2400 BC

Dimensions and weight

Length: 14 mm
Width: 21.3 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 7th April 2008 - Monday 7th April 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Mrs Henrietta Quinnell - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 529F.9
Museum accession number: 2011.23

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Hand made [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of sherd (exterior)

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Cornwall
District: Cornwall
Parish: Paul

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4526
Four figure Latitude: 50.079285 Four figure longitude: -5.565627
1:25K map: SW4526
1:10K map: SW46NE
WOEID: 26352492
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Monday 23rd January 2012
Updated: Tuesday 24th January 2012

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