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The Bronze Age

Ritual

Collared urn, Lockerbie

Description:

A Bronze Age Collared Urn containing the cremated remains of a mature adult male was found within a stone-lined pit during excavations at LockerbieAcademy. The vessel was inverted (turned upside down) and was found sitting on a flat slab of red sandstone.

The base of the vessel was missing, with just a few fragments found inside it, presumably caused by recent ploughing knocking off its uppermost part.

The vessel is decorated with an impressed twisted cord on the collar and neck, with narrow horizontal oval impressions running along the shoulder. On the collar there are triangles of twisted cord, with the spaces between filled by horizontal lines. The rim top is decorated with a series of small oval impressions.

Radiocarbon dating of the cremated bone from the urn produced a date of 1910BC-1690BC.

Source:
Annan Museum
Accession number:
ANNMS:2012.1.1


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