WMID-39BED7: Bronze Age: Vessel

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Unique ID: WMID-39BED7

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A bodysherd of a handmade ceramic vessel.

The sherd is 7.80mm thick and weighs 5.8g. It is 23.74mm long and 26.93mm wide.

The sherd consists of a bodysherd, in a fabric is similar to that published as GR2 (fine grog/clay pellet with some leached shell) in McSloy 2007, p 25, dated to the Bronze Age (c.2150 BC to c.800 BC) but without the fossil shell.

Sherd specific details:
Fabric type: GR2a (normal): fine grog/clay pellet
Sherd type: bodysherd
Wall thickness: 7.80mm
Firing condition: oxidised exterior, unoxidised core, oxidised interior.
Hardness: soft
Surface texture: Smooth, slightly soapy.
Condition of sherds: slightly abraded.

Bodysherd was photographed.

Hart, J. and Alexander, M. 2007 Prehistoric, Romano-British and Medieval Remains at Blenheim Farm, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire: Excavations in 2003. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Reports No. 5. Cotswold Archaeology. Cirencester.

McSloy, E.R. 2007 The Pottery pp24-34 in Hart and Alexander 2007

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2150 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.74 mm
Width: 26.93 mm
Thickness: 7.8 mm
Weight: 5.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th May 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Brailes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Brailes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3041
Four figure Latitude: 52.066565
Four figure longitude: -1.56378
1:25K map: SP3041
1:10K map: SP34SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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