BERK-F79261: Bronze Age vessel: Bronze Age ceramic sherd

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Unique ID: BERK-F79261

Object type certainty: Certain
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A small body sherd from ceramic vessel of probable prehistoric date. The fabric has a dark grey core with abundant shell temper up to c. 7 mm in size. Externally the exterior wall is pale orange-red in colour while the internal wall is dark grey. There appears to be a thin linear indentation for decoration across the sherd. Several pieces of prehistoric pottery spanning the late Bronze Age to late Iron Age, of which this is one, were recovered from a small area around Brightwell Barrow in the 1920s. Probably late Bronze Age or early Iron Age in date (c. 1000 -401 BC).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 401 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.01 mm
Width: 21.24 mm
Thickness: 7.85 mm
Weight: 6.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 1920 - Tuesday 31st December 1929

Personal details

Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2013.825

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Hand made
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Brightwell-cum-Sotwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5791
Four figure Latitude: 51.61495036
Four figure longitude: -1.17816644
1:25K map: SU5791
1:10K map: SU59SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 5 years ago

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