BERK-F82000: Prehistoric vessel: Undated ceramic

Rights Holder: Oxfordshire County Council
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Unique ID: BERK-F82000

Object type certainty: Certain
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A sherd of poorly fired ceramic of uncertain prehistoric date. The sherd has a buff outer side while the rest is a mid brownish grey colour with occasional rounded stone inlcusions. The sherd is likely to be from a vessel however it may also be fired clay, or just a poorly fired vessel. It is suggested that this sherd is Bronze Age or early Iron Age in date. 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.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 1600 BC
Date to: Circa 401 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 15.5 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: 2013.828

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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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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