HESH-0BAD94: IRON AGE VESSEL

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-0BAD94

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Eardisland History and Heritage Group

Eardisland Excavation 2013

Site Summary: Finds made during excavation of a single trench 16m x 1.25m across crop marks on cultivated land.

Site number: RHYD 13

Context number: 025

Three conjoining sherds of pottery from the same vessel. Two rims and one body sherd. The surving rim represents 18% of the circumference of the vessel and has a projected diameter of 14cm.

The fragments measure:

1: 33mm in length, 35.4 mm width, 11.71 mm thick and weighs 15 grams.

2: 27.70 mm in length, 38.30 mm width, 11.35 mm thick and weighs 10 grams.

3: 35.23 mm in length, 50.1 mm width, 9.4 mm thick at the widest point to 6 mm and weighs 11 grams.

Sherd specific details:

Fabric Type: Palaeozoic limestone tempered ware. Worcetershire Classification: B1 Fabric 4.1.

Fabric Condition: A soft fabric with excellent preservation of original surface.

Firing Condition: black exterior, black coloured core and black interior.

Surface Texture: Burnished on exterior and on the top of the rim. Interior surface is ridged.

Inclusions: abundant angular inclusions of white limestone and rare rounded quartz inclusions.

Rim: Represents 18% of circumference - Diameter: 14cm (140mm)

Condition of sherds: unabraded.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Hereford Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 43

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3
Weight: 36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd September 2013 - Thursday 10th October 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Pat Kay
Identified by: Mr Derek Hurst
Secondary identifier:

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 10386
Other reference: RHYD 13_025
Museum accession number: Hereford Museum archive: 2014-61

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Rhydimoor

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Controlled archaeological investigation (stratified)
Discovery circumstances: Local history group excavation
Current location: Hereford Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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