FAKL-19038D: Bronze Age pot-boiler

Rights Holder: Kevin Leahy
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Unique ID: FAKL-19038D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Piece of fire-cracked stone, so-called 'pot-boiler', The fragment came from a quartzite cobble which was shattered when heated and dropped into water. Part of the original surface survives and bears traces of crazed cracking, the other faces show a hackly fracture and the rock shows some signs of reddening. Length 42.6mm, Width 42.6mm, Thickness 35.0mm, Mass 68.96g

Stones like these were used in the heating of large quantities of water in wooden troughs. They are known from Bronze Age contexts but also occure on Early Medieval sites.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa 1200 BC
Date to: Circa AD 800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.6 mm
Width: 42.6 mm
Thickness: 35 mm
Weight: 68.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Haxey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7801
Four figure Latitude: 53.49992369
Four figure longitude: -0.82558795
1:25K map: SE7801
1:10K map: SE70SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: While out walking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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