Food storage jar

Four sherds from an Iron Age pot that was found in an Iron Age settlement enclosure on the St Loyes site in Exeter. The enclosure had been demolished by the Roman military but we don’t know whether it had been abandoned willingly or unwillingly by the British inhabitants.
This type of pottery was made from clays that can be found in East Devon and the Blackdown Hills. These sorts of clays are called greensand derived clays and were also used by later Medieval potters.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
food storage jar
Simple Name
Full Name
jar, beaded rim
Period Classification
Late Iron Age (100 BC-43 AD)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Exeter Archaeology
Collection Site Name
St Loyes College (2010)
Collection Town
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

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