PUBLIC-34E408: Undated  possible pot boiler(front)

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POT BOILER

Unique ID: PUBLIC-34E408

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

A sub-ovoid piece of burnt flint/chert, possibly used as a pot boiler. The flint has been weathered, with much of the original surface degraded. Two of the faces still retain the white crazed finish which is consistant with a heating and rapid cooling cycle. It has a length of 31.85 mm, is 29.09 mm wide and weighs 42 grams.

Excavations of the Iron Age enclosure at Gussage all Saints by G.J.Wainwright recorded the use of pot boilers on Phase 3 settlement. 130L(" A skeleton on its stomach with head resting on a pile of pot boilers"). it should also be noted that flint tools from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age are found on a frequent basis within the area.

FLO comment: The evidence of such stones being used as pot boilers is limited, and it is possible that this may simply be an accidentally burnt stone.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.85 mm
Width: 29.09 mm
Weight: 42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 17th September 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Charles Bullock
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Nr Wimborne

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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