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Intriguing ceramic found, need help to identify the period and purpose.

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:29 am
by Diogo
Hello there

I would like to share with you some of my finds that happened in my family property, southeast Portugal. Im very curious about what kind of ceramic is this and if there is any clue of its period.
Some of my finds look having some writtings too. I have no idea what might be, so I sure hope
this blog could help me to give some information about it.

All feedback is welcome.

Ps: im sending another find that might help for the guessing, a probable roman bronze (maybe from a knife handler) bust found around 2km from the ceramic area.


Thank you so much
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Re: Intriguing ceramic found, need help to identify the period and purpose.

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:33 am
by Wigeon
As with flints, one really needs to handle the items to be sure.
If the dark orange potsherd is tempered with broken shells, that material was used by the Romans for all sorts of larger pots and vessels. That type of pottery was made over a much broader timespan and could be much earlier.
The top right sherd (of the three held in hand) has similarities to what we call 'Beaker ware' in the UK. Here that pottery is associated with later Neolithic to very early copper/bronze age burials.
All worth taking to a museum for expert identification.

Re: Intriguing ceramic found, need help to identify the period and purpose.

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:38 pm
by Diogo
Thank you

Theres some writtings in the first picture and in the stone too.

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