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Neolithic grooved ware pot fragment

Neolithic Pottery (Colchester)

The Neolithic marks the first use of pottery in Britain. Pots were used for the storage of grain, cooking and ceremonial activities connected to belief systems.

This type of early pottery is called ‘grooved ware’ after the decoration around the top and can be found in Neolithic sites throughout Britain. This example is a Neolithic ‘grooved ware’ pot fragment; decorated with grooved horizontal wavy lines. It was found partially buried in the London clay at Dovercourt and found by local collectors Eric and Gordon Hazleton between 1973 and 1993.

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