BERK-F7E031: Iron Age vessel: Late Iron Age ceramic sherds

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Unique ID: BERK-F7E031

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A collection of eight abraded body sherds from ceramic vessels of probable later prehistoric date. The fabrics are mostly tempered with fine or small crushed flint and fired to have either a light or dark grey core. Most of the sherds have an orangey or buff outer with dark inner wall; mica specks can be seen in most sherds. There appears to be several vessels represented but all sherds are heavily abraded. The fabric and appearance of the sherds suggest a later prehistoric date, c. 400 BC - AD 43. Several pieces of prehistoric pottery spanning the late Bronze Age to late Iron Age, of which these are some, were recovered from a small area around Brightwell Barrow in the 1920s.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 8

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: 2013.827

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
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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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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