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Adze

An Irish celt from the Bronze Age (2600-700BC). It is of the earliest pattern, flat with spreading blade and curved edge. Measuring approximately 17cm and weighting approximately 28grams, the...

Pot, beaker

Archaeologists call this type of Early Bronze Age pottery a beaker. While many beakers were used for food and drink they are also often found with burials. This was the...

Iron oxide

Iron oxide was often used to make red pigment. It was found in a barrow with burnt bone, flints and sherds of pottery....

Palstave

The technology of this shape of axe developed from that of earlier Bronze Age flat axes. The addition of flanges made the blade stronger and helped attach it securely...

Rapier

This is one of three Bronze Age rapiers in the museum collections that were found in a hoard of six items in 1867. These stabbing swords had handles attached...

Cremation accessory vessel

This small vessel was excavated in 1868 from a barrow surrounded by a ditch. It contains the cremated remains of an adult or juvenile. The bones were recently radiocarbon dated. This...

Palstave

The technology of this shape of axe developed from that of earlier Bronze Age flat axes. The addition of flanges made the blade stronger and helped attach it securely...

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