Beaker Culture Food Vessel, around 2200-2100 B.C

A rough clay urn containing human bone fragments, from one of the cist burials unearthed at Drumpellier in 1852. The burials date from the Bronze Age, and come from the later phase of the Beaker Culture. The bone fragments came from the burials, and hopefully from the same cist as the pot. Unfortunately, there is no record of what became of the skeletons, which were said to be in good condition when the graves were opened.

Museum reference:
MLC-1991-359
On display:
Summerlee Museum
Associated with:
Bargeddie · Bronze Age. Reputed to have been recovered from stone cists or coffins discovered during the quarrying of sand in a field on Drumpellier Estate at Bargeddie.


Dimensions:
height: 130mm
diameter: 135mm
Materials:
Earthenware
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