Keys to the Past

Bronze Age pottery (Ancroft)

A fragment of Bronze Age pottery was found in at Scremerston Hill in 1925. It was from a type of pot known as a Food Vessel Urn. These were often used to contain the burnt remains of the dead. This discovery of this small sherd may mean that there was a Bronze Age cemetery in this area.

Reference number:N3973
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ancroft

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