Previous owner: Previously owned by
Date Made/Found: Around 2500 BC
, British, 1821 - 1861
Material and Medium: Pottery
Dimensions: Height 10.9cm, rim diameter 4.2-5cm
Accession Number: J93.757A
Small pot from a barrow at Liffs Low, Derbyshire. The pot has a rounded base, straight rim and a large depression running around its middle. This may have been used for securing a thong or cord which may have been used to carry it. The decoration covers the whole surface of the pot. There are zigzag patterns made with short incised lines on the top half. On the bottom half there are impressions made by knotted cords.
The decoration is similar to that on early Bronze Age Beaker pottery. The shape of the pot is more like Mortlake ware, which is a type of late Neolithic pottery that has lots of decoration and a rounded base. This leads archaeologists to think this pot is probably late Neolithic in date.
The first known excavation of Liffs Low barrow was by Thomas Bateman on July 14th, 1843. This pot was found during this excavation.
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