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Early Bronze Age Beaker

Riversdale, Llandaff, Cardiff

2250 – 2050 BC

In 1991 a stone lined grave (or cist) was discovered during construction work. The grave contained the remains of an adult female who was aged over 46 when she died. This beaker was found beside her in the grave along with a bronze awl (piercing tool) and a flint flake.

It is decorated with a complex design made using a small comb. The plain band around the middle or the pot and the undecorated triangles around the lower section were originally deliberately blackened to bring out the design.

NMC acc. no. 90.10H

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