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The Bronze Age

Ritual

Accessory vessel, Cairnderry

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

A small, irregularly-shaped pot.  Above the base are four narrow perforations - they may have been used to suspend the pot.

 

This pot was found in a pit together with a collared urn (see SMAH 019), a battle-axe (see SMAH 020) and a human cremation.  The pit had been dug against the outer edge of the chambered tomb. 

 

The site was excavated between 2002 and 2004.

Place of Discovery:
Cairnderry chambered tomb
Materials/Media:
Baked clay
Dimensions:
Height: 47mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2008.24.1
Digital Number:
SMAH 018
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:
Cummings, V. & Fowler, C. 2007. From Cairn to Cemetery. BAR British Series 434.

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