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grooved ware

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Type of later Neolithic pottery found widely in the British Isles, formerly known as Rinyo–Clacton ware. Dating to the middle and later 3rd millennium bc, the typical forms comprise flat‐based, straight‐walled, tub‐shaped, and bucket‐shaped vessels. Some are plain, but many are elaborately decorated with surface grooving and applied cordons. Grooved ware pottery is found on settlement sites and in later passage graves, but is also well represented at henges and henge enclosures.

Subjects: Archaeology

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