A re-evaluation of grooved ware in the Milfield Basin, Northumberland: a vitrified foundation

Millson, Dana (2007) A re-evaluation of grooved ware in the Milfield Basin, Northumberland: a vitrified foundation. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis seeks to create a better understanding of Grooved Ware pottery in the Milfield Basin, Northumberland, England. During the summer of 2005, 599 sherds of Grimston Ware, Impressed Ware and Grooved Ware were analyzed and catalogued. Their measurements, diameters, fabrics, colours and decorations were noted and digital photographs were taken to highlight the catalogue. The different wares were compared, as well as various type sites within the Later Neolithic context and a possible miscataloguing of some of the material was identified. The material also demonstrated some cultural change over time and may give insight into the Later Neolithic - Bronze Age transition. To date, this is the only project of its kind which encompasses all of the Later Neolithic material in the Milfield Basin and considers all of the sites equally.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11051
Item ID: 11051
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 162-185).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: 2007
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Neolithic period--England--Northumberland; Pottery, Prehistoric--England--Northumberland.

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