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Collared urn
Date Made/Found: 2500-900 BC
Material and Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: Overall: 405 x 292.1mm (15 15/16 x 11 1/2in.)
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 1966.227
Collared urn pots gained their name because they have heavy collared rims. Their decoration is confined to the rims and shoulders. They range in size from small to very large. They can be simply or elaborately decorated. This one was found on Beeley Moor, Derbyshire.

Collared urns held the cremated remains of the dead. They were sometimes turned upside down on top of a stone slab in the burial.

Prehistoric pots were coil-built. This means they were made by building up rings of clay and smoothing the sides to flatten the bumpy surface.
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