LANCUM-545A51: Bronze Age 1500 – 1100BC collared urn consisting of twenty two fragments varying in size between 55mm in length and 40mm wide to 4mm by 4mm.

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Unique ID: LANCUM-545A51

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Bronze Age collared urn consisting of twenty two body sherds. The fabric is tempered possibly with fine sand with some larger pieces of grog, flint and other stone (up to 3mm). Very little abrasion. The fabric is local clay fired on a bonfire with a flint temper. The sherds vary in size from between 55mm in length and 40mm wide and are 4mm thick.

The sherds eroded out of a cliff section at Beckfoot Roman cemetery and were probably accompanied by a fragment of an incense cup. This suggests votive deposition and a previously unknown Bronze Age phase to the cemetery, with re-use in the Roman period which may represent a deliberate attempt at appropriation of the past. There is also a fragment perhaps decorated with finger prints has dimensions of 37mm by 35mm. The urn is associated with LANCUM-546d25. The sherds are similar to a food vessel now in the Dock Museum found in a tumulus (burial mound) in c.1810 in the south west corner of Dovecote field near Roose (it was found with an "incense cup", see also BAWMS.07906). Former accession number: 5024.
Accession Number: BAWMS.07907

Class: Collared

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: Circa 1150 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 8th May 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: BECKFOOT

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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