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Bronze age pottery

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Archaeology Collection

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Bronze age pottery

A food vessel found at Greenoakhill in Mount Vernon in 1928. Three pottery vessels were found on the summit of a ridge but only one, shown here, has survived.

Further exploration showed that the site had been a Bronze Age cemetery containing a number of burials. Five of the graves contained bodies laid to rest in stone cists. Another skeleton was found buried in what may have been a wooden coffin. A deposit of cremated bone was also found.

During the Bronze Age (2300-700 BC) the dead were often buried with items such as jewellery, weapons, food or pottery. Food vessels date to the earlier Bronze Age (2300-1400 BC) and were often made specially for burial with the dead.

Reference: 1928.43.d

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

archaeology, bowls, Bronze Age, burials, cemeteries, cremations, food vessels, grave goods, pottery, tableware

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