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Pottery Sherd

A pottery sherd.

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Pottery Sherd

A pottery sherd.

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Pottery Sherd

A pottery sherd.

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Flint Scraper

A flint flake with a scraper edge.

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Pottery Sherd

A pottery sherd.

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Pottery Sherd

A pottery sherd of Trevisker Ware.

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Pottery Sherd

A pottery sherd.

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Pottery Sherd

A pottery sherd.

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Cremated Bone

A sample of cremated bone.

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Flint Flake

A flint flake that hashad its edges battered.

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Flint Flake Chip

A chip of a flint flake found in the chamber.

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Flint

Flint

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Flint Flake

A flint flake.

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Hone

Medieval greenstone hone, with ground sides and grooved faces. One face has a cross-like indentation and the other side is dimpled with 40 small circular depressions. May have been used to sharpen hooks or needles, or used to push thick needles through leather or sails, circa AD 1200-AD1700.

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Brooch

Copper alloy Roman brooch with cruciform bow and fantail foot and hinged pin

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Pottery Miniture Vessel Or Crucible

Orange pottery miniture vessel or crucible, possibly accidentally formed.

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Fragment of Pot Handle

Fragment of pot handle, brown

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Cupped Mace Head

Half a cupped, possible macehead, battered at complete end, ground smooth all over.

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Stone Vessel

Half a bun - shaped stone vessel

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Unglazed Medieval Pot

Medieval pot with flat base, possibly complete. The ware contains conspicuous grog (broken pot fragments) and grits.

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Red Earthenware Pot

Red earthenware pot, with some form of dark colouring on the top half

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Peasant's Ring

Bronze peasant's ring with incised decoration. Was found in a field in Heamoor and has been identified by the British Museum.

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Dress Pin

Silver gilt dress pin with a decorated spherical head joined by twisted wires. The pin shaft is broken off at 11mm below the head, and some gilding survives

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Whetstone

Iron age, rolled whetstone (or possibly greenstone) found in Castle Field, Carloggus farm from a Chysauster-style settlement.

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Whetstone

Iron age, quartzite whetstone with rolled and polished areas found at Carloggus farm from a Chysauster-style settlement. Metals streaks are present on edges and on face.

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