BERK-F7C814: Iron Age vessel: Early Iron Age ceramic sherds

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Unique ID: BERK-F7C814

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Three abraded body sherds from ceramic vessels of probable prehistoric date. The fabrics all have a light grey core with frequent crushed flint temper up to c. 4.5 mm in size and some small crushed shell-like inclusions. Externally the smaller sherds have exterior walls that are brown with a slight pinkish hue externally. The larger sherd is darker internally with a light buff or orangey outer wall. Several pieces of prehistoric pottery spanning the late Bronze Age to late Iron Age, of which these are two, were recovered from a small area around Brightwell Barrow in the 1920s. Probably early Iron Age in date (c. 800 -401 BC).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 800 BC
Date to: Circa 401 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3
Weight: 4.05 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2013.826

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Hand made
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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