Bronze Age

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Early Bronze Age (2350 - 1600 BC)

This vessel is a large pinch pot, but the potter misjudged its proportions. The base is very... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Early Bronze Age (2350 - 1600 BC)

The learner who made this pot did not smooth away the ridges where the coils joined together.... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Early Bronze Age (2350 - 1600 BC)

These vessels – named after their heavy ‘collar’ – are very difficult to make well. Any small... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Early Bronze Age (2350 - 1600 BC)

Good quality clay was an important resource, so learners probably practiced with poorer quality... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Probably Bronze Age (2350 - 800 BC)

Coiled pots are made from ropes of clay, which are smoothed inside and out to join the coils... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Early Bronze Age (2350 - 1600 BC)

Coiled pots are made from ropes of clay, which are smoothed inside and out to join the coils... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Early Bronze Age (2350 - 1600 BC)

The simplest way to make a vessel is by pinching a ball of clay into a small pot. Uneven walls... [Read more...]

Wiltshire Museum, Devizes
Early Bronze Age, 1900 - 1700 BC

These are some of the 140,000 gold studs used to decorate the dagger handle. The studs are so... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Early Bronze Age, 2500 - 1500 BC

Barbed and tanged flint arrowheads are found across western and central Europe. They demonstrate... [Read more...]

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Bronze Age, 1700 - 1600 BC

Miniature bow shaped from red deer antler. Found in a pit at a Bronze Age settlement,... [Read more...]

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