YORYM-0B8FDA: Bronze Age : Vessel.

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A fragment of a ceramic vessel dating to the early Bronze Age, c.2,400-1,200 BC. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan and section. Breaks form all edges of the fragment and no indication of the complete vessel form has survived. The pot fabric is black in colour, indicating that it has been highly reduced, and is soft with frequent quartz inclusions. The outer surface of the fragment is decorated with twisted cord impressions forming two parallel lines with several adjacent thinner lines on either side of them, almost giving the impression of cross-hatching. The indentations are creamy-brown in colour. Twisted cord decoration is typical of early Bronze Age pottery and is found on beakers and food vessels, giving a date range of c.2,400-1,200 BC according to Portable Antiquities Scheme (2017), Recording Pottery: A guide and protocol, pp.28-31. The inner surface is undecorated.

The ceramic fragment is 24.2mm in length, 25.3mm in width, 9.3mm thick, and weighs 6.8g.

Similar objects have been recorded on the database as WILT-596E61 and HAMP-9427DC. Similarly decorated ceramics are discussed and illustrated in Portable Antiquities Scheme (2017), Recording Pottery: A guide and protocol, pp.28-31.

Ref: Portable Antiquities Scheme (2017), Recording Pottery: A guide and protocol, pp.28-31.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2400 BC
Date to: Circa 1200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.2 mm
Width: 25.3 mm
Thickness: 9.3 mm
Weight: 6.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Tilley
Identified by: Miss Emily Tilley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05724

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Skirpenbeck (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7357
Four figure Latitude: 54.00387583
Four figure longitude: -0.8877364
1:25K map: SE7357
1:10K map: SE75NW
Grid reference source: From finder
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

No references cited so far.

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