Bronze Age Beaker, Amesbury Archer, Find 6609
Bronze Age Beaker, Amesbury Archer, Find 6609
Bronze Age Beaker, Amesbury Archer, Find 6609
Bronze Age Beaker, Amesbury Archer, Find 6609
Bronze Age Beaker, Amesbury Archer, Find 6609
Bronze Age Beaker, Amesbury Archer, Find 6609
Bronze Age Beaker, Amesbury Archer, Find 6609
Bronze Age Beaker, Amesbury Archer, Find 6609

Bronze Age Beaker, Amesbury Archer, Find 6609

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Details

We have faithfully recreated this magnificent beaker from the early Bronze Age; we have based it on an exciting find from the grave of a man dating to around 2300 BCE, known by many as the Amesbury Archer. This fantastic find was one of several treasures unearthed by archaeologists during excavations at Amesbury near Stonehenge.  

Skilfully made and carefully decorated with a bone comb tool; this beaker is a beautiful example of beaker pottery from this period. The occupant of the grave where archaeologists found the original beaker was a man of great importance. His resting place contained several pots, flints, knives and jewellery, including gold hair ornaments.  

Beaker pottery is a style of pottery that entered Britain from Continental Europe around 2500 BCE, at a time when the first metals, copper and gold, were being seen in this country.  

Find number: 6609

Context

Around 2500 BCE Britain saw the first use of metal such as Gold and Copper, and alongside these new materials came pottery beakers. Often considered to mark the end of the Neolithic and the beginning of the Bronze Age, it was a time of significant change, with some research studies claiming that a vast proportion of Britons were replaced by a wave of migrants from Europe. In terms of pottery, this change resulted in a bloom of creativity where potters showed off their skills by creating highly decorated pottery forms.  

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 Materials

Smoke fired Terracotta

Dimensions

Approx. 173 mm tall 155 mm diameter

Production

As with all our Museum Quality Replicas, we have made this pot as the original would have been made entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tool that the Bronze-Age makers would have used. In keeping with the original pot, we have applied the decoration using a bone comb.

Firing

We have fired this pot to emulate the ancient firing conditions. The original pot was fired in an open wood fire, in close contact with the fuel, a process that leaves its mark on the clay as variations in the surface colour. However, the low temperatures achieved in open firings also result in relatively weak pots, so this pot has been fired to a somewhat higher temperature to strengthen it, in a unique firing process that allows me to achieve an authentic appearance to the pot.

Health and Safety

This pot is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that ancient potters would have used during the ancient era. As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface, it will absorb some of the flavours during the cooking process, which does add to the taste of future dishes. However, it does also mean that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards, and therefore, we do not advise that it be used for cooking. When ancient cooks cooked in these pots, they relied on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that heat killed all bacteria. Heating to over 70°C for at least 10 minutes would have killed most disease-causing bacteria, and temperatures of 100°C would do even more.

Postage

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RETURNS
If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

clare@rothburycreates.co.uk

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

PRODUCT VARIATION

Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering.