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Title: Beaker burial recovery archive
Item Name: Unassigned

Description:

Archive from the recovery of a single burial from Wetwang quarry on 23/11/1994 (grid reference SE 9371 5961). The initial discovery was by a quarryman from Clifford Watts, who reported a skeleton and a 'decorated black pot about 6 inches high.' The burial had been largely destroyed by quarry machinery and the pottery vessel had sustained some damage. Subsequent fieldwork by Humber Field Archaeology showed that the vessel was in fact a Bronze Age beaker, elaborately decorated with triangles and incised lines in two deep zones. The beaker was located at about 0.55m below the stripped gravel surface. Evidence of the position/orientation of the burial was lacking, though it is likely that the burial (which was found first) was originally within the same pit as the pottery vessel. The beaker was lifted as a (near) complete pot in about 25 sherds and has undergone subseqjuent consolidation/reconstruction. The skeleton was of an adult, possibly a female, although there was noy enough material for a definite confirmation of sex or age. The archive consists of a folder of paperwork and a single box of finds.


Year: 1994
Culture: Bronze Age
Materials: paper; earthenware
Measurements: Ht:16.7cm; Rim diam:7.7cm (beaker)
ID_Number: ERYMS (BAG) : 2023.69

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