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  • A handmade everted prehistoric rim sherd with a, date range of 3500– 2900 BC decorated with impressed cord maggots arranged in a herringbone pattern, a motif repeated on the surviving neck.

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Interpretation

    • Rim piece from a ?Yorkshire food vase vessel. 28.3 x 24.3 x 12.0 mm (max). 10g.
      • Edwin Lambert
    • 15-9-2020
    • A handmade everted prehistoric rim sherd with a, date range of 3500– 2900 BC, decorated with impressed cord maggots arranged in a herringbone pattern, a motif repeated on the surviving neck. This rim, typically Peterborough Ware, was wonderfully stable and well fired. It was part of a possible carinated bowl which was produced with highly depurated natural clay pellets and with the deliberate addition of crushed rock. In terms of fabric and decorative style, parallels for this piece could be found in a similar vesselfrom Thornton Dale, interpreted as Ebbsfleet sub-style. There were some limitations due to the small size of the fragment, as it could have also fit the Mortlake or Rudstone sub-styles for the region. Although, due to its morphological simplicity and considering that other style vessels have quite complex rims, a Ebbsfleet sub-style was also proposed for the Elmswell fragment. (Gibson, 2002:80). Dimenstions 28.3 x 24.3 x 12.0 mm (max). 10g.
      • David Wallace
    • 18-12-2020

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  • Recommendation: Full retention of the assemblage for analysis in conjunction with the ceramics ’groups retrieved from previous fieldwork Interpretation of the surrounding early prehistoric occupation of the area based on the recovered artefacts. Illustration of diagnostic forms and decorated fragments.

From Context

  • Context: ELM_4088
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    • Orangey brown subsoily mixed layer with flints in
    • Nat Jackson
    • 27-8-2020
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