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Record ID: PUBLIC-34E408
Object type: POT BOILER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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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 Mes…
Created on: Monday 21st November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-9CFE3B
Object type: POT BOILER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-ovoid piece of burnt flint/chert, possibly used as a pot boiler and of possible prehistoric date. The flint has lost most of the external crazed surface due to weathering, but a small area remains next to the surviving cortex. The object has a greyish/white patina with a strip of brown/grey cortex. Length of flint: 45.15 mm. Width: 43.77 mm. Thickness; 31.27 mm. Weight: 65 grams. FLO comment: The evidence for such stones having been used as pot boilers is limited, and this may simply be an accidentally burned stone.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-75C780
Object type: POT BOILER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-cuboidal piece of burnt flint/chert, possibly used as a prehistoric pot boiler. The surface is a greyish white with a crazed surface which is consistant with heating and rapid cooling cycles. Length: 47.09 mm. Width:38.24 mm. Thickness:29.49 mm. Weight:73 grams. FLO comment: The evidence for such stones having been used as pot boilers is limited, and it is possible that this is simply an accidentally burned stone.
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-7579E0
Object type: POT BOILER
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sub-ovoid piece of burnt flint, possibly used as a prehistoric pot boiler. The surface is a greyish white with a crazed surface consistent with the heating and rapid cooling of flint. A number of flint implements have been found in the immediate area dating from the Mesolithic: Neolithic and the Bronze Age. Length: 53.06 mm. Width: 36.51 mm. Thickness: 28.01 mm. Weight: 63 grams. FLO comment: The evidence for such stones having been used as pot boilers is limited, and it is possible that this is simply an accidentally burned stone.
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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