HESH-A65893: IRON AGE VESSEL

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VESSEL

Unique ID: HESH-A65893

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: 033

Ten body sherds of pottery .

The fragments measure:

1: 48.5mm in length, 34.6mm width, 11,5 mm thick and weighs 15 grams

2: 22.4mm in length, 36.5mm width, 8.6mm thick and weighs 5 grams.

3: 21.5mm in length, 25.8mm width, 11.5mm thick and weighs 5 grams.

4: 17.2mm in length, 28.2mm width, 10.2mm thick and weighs 4 grams.

5: 11.8mm in length, 25.3mm width, 11.1mm thick and weighs 3 grams.

6 20.7mm in length, 18.4mm width, 9.7mm thick and weighs 3 grams.

7; 16.9mm in length, 13.8mm width, 10.6mm thick and weighs 2 grams.

8; 12.7mm in length, 21.8mm width, 6.3mm thick and weighs 2 grams.

9;: 14.1mm in length, 11.95mm width, 5.7mm thick and weighs <1 gram..

10; 9.9mm in length, 5.1mm width, 4.1mm thick and weighs <1 gram.

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Sherd specific details:

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

Fabric Condition: A soft fabric with abundant angular fragments of white limestone some of which have disolved creating vesicles (surface voids).and some rare rounded quartz.

Firing Condition: Black to dark brown throughout...

Surface Texture: Exterior surfaces are rough with numerous voids and inner surfaces are smooth.. .

Inclusions: Abundant angular inclusions of white limestone some of which have disolved creating vesicles (surface voids) and rare rounded quartz inclusions.

Condition of sherds: Abraded.

Class: Palaeozoic limestone tempered ware.

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: Late
Period to: IRON AGE

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 10
Weight: 44 g

Personal details

Recorded by: Mrs Pat Kay
Identified by: Mrs Pat Kay

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 10386
Other reference: RHYD_13_00
Museum accession number: 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)
Parish or ward: Eardisland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4358
Four figure Latitude: 52.21724888
Four figure longitude: -2.83573833
1:25K map: SO4358
1:10K map: SO45NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Hereford Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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