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The following is not intended to be a detailed typology of Iron Age vessels, but simply illustrations of the most common vessel types found, and the range of variations to be found within each grouping. Most of the types appear in a wide range of sizes, and as residue analysis has shown that size rather than form often determines the use of the vessel, vessels which look similar within these groupings may have been used in very different ways.


Please select which of the vessel types below you wish to view first



Wide-mouthed vessels with plain rims


Everted rim vessels


‘Lid-seated’ vessels and Straight-sided vessels with slightly flattened rims


Plain-rimmed bowls with curved walls and Plain-rimmed bowls with straight walls


Bowls with clubbed, in-turned or flat rims and Base of beaker or bowl





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