Sherd of pottery

< 230 of 267 > Back

From Skara Brae, Orkney

Postcard of Sherd of pottery.
© National Museums Scotland

Sherd of pottery

This sherd of pottery was found at the site of the Neolithic village of Skara Brae in Orkney. It was used sometime between 3100 and 2400 BC.

The thin, hard sherd is from a flat-based pot. It is undecorated.

In Scotland, most pottery-making remained low-tech and small-scale in operation until the medieval period. At first, pottery was made for domestic use only, with most pots made and used locally. Later there was increasing craft specialisation.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-102-566-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.HA 299
Date: 3100 - 2400 BC
Between 3100 and 2400 BC
Material: Ceramic; from basal angle of flat based pot; c. half of base; thin and hard; ext. pink to black, int. pink/buff; angle may be splayed and sharp; undecorated
Dimensions: 3.5" estimated D
What: Pottery / sherd
Subject: Pottery
Where: Scotland, Orkney, Skaill, Skara Brae
Description: Sherd of pottery from a flat-based pot, from Skara Brae, between 3100 and 2400 BC
Related Records:
< 230 of 267 > Back
Powered by Scran