Early Bronze Age cremation vessels: 2200-700 BC
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Early Bronze Age cremation vessels. Two collared urns of ochreous-brown colour. The larger, which is restored, has twisted cord decoration round the top of the rim and in horizontal and vertical lines, both inside and outside the collar. There are four horizontal lines of finger-nail impressions round the neck. It was found on Ham Common, Richmond-upon-Thames. The smaller vessel has bird-bone marks on the collar and the carination. Vessels of this type were often used as containers for cremated human bone. It was found in 'blackened sand, nothing in it or with it' near another bronze age burial urn at Ham gravel pits.
2200 BC - 700 BC