Contents of a late Saxon pit from Exeter

Title

Contents of a late Saxon pit from Exeter

Subject

Archaeology

Description

The contents of a single rubbish pit found at Goldsmith Street in Exeter are shown in this image.
To the rear are large quantities of animal bone - principally cattle but also sheep and pig. The top of a tub or keg of riven oak is marked with a pentangle (five-pointed star) and cross - possibly a brewer’s marks. In the foreground, the pottery consists principally of coarse chert-tempered and limestone-tempered pottery, with imported red-painted wares from Normandy and fine local pottery from the Bedford Garage kiln. A small hone (sharpening stone) is also present.
More information on Anglo-Saxon Exeter: http://www.rammtimetrail.org.uk

Creator

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley

Date

Late Saxon

Language

English

Date Created

2002-11-19

Files

Contents of a late Saxon pit from Exeter

Citation

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley, “Contents of a late Saxon pit from Exeter,” Woruldhord, accessed May 23, 2017, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/435.

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