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Cauldron

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From Hatton Knowe, Darnhill, Peeblesshire

Cauldron
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This large bronze cauldron was found at Hatton Knowe at Darnhill in Peeblesshire. It was an expensive item, presumably used in feasts given by an important leader sometime between 950 and 750 BC.

The well-preserved cauldron is made from three sheets of bronze, two riveted together to form the upper part, and one rounded to form the base, then riveted to the top two. It lacks one ring and its attachment.

Feasting was one form of conspicuous consumption during the Late Bronze Age, designed to show off the power, wealth and status of the giver. Cauldrons were used to boil meat, and flesh hooks used to fork it out.

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