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Archaeology

Can you imagine what Ireland was like for the first people to arrive here? Our archaeology collections offer a window into the past by studying objects, the remains of settlements and monuments to the dead.

These tell the story of how people lived, worked and treated their ancestors, from prehistory to medieval times.

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Pot : urn : cordoned

Pot : urn : cordoned

Pot : cordoned This is a large vessel and while it is without the characteristic applied cordons a similar effect is achieved by grooving with whipped...

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup Biconical Cup. Found in gravel pit. Said to have contained burnt bones. Several other vessels of different form also rec...

Pot : vase

Pot : vase

Pot : vase A small, pale brown vessel with dark brown fabric, everted rim and a pronounced shoulder. A running chevron of cord-impressed ornament deco...

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup

Pot : food-vessel : pygmy cup...

Pot

Pot

Reconstructed pot...

Pot : food vessel : vase : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : vase : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : vase : tripartite. Vase from Grave 1 with roughly incised ornament and four low imperforate lugs on the shoulder....

Pot : food vessel : bowl : ribbed

Pot : food vessel : bowl : ribbed

Pot : food vessel : bowl : ribbed The bowl bears comb impressions and false relief ornament....

Pot : food vessel : bowl : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : bowl : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : bowl : tripartite Impressed ornament consists of neat comb and triangular impressions forming false relief on the shoulder; the ba...

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup Tub-shaped. No details of discovery. Flat rim carrying simple decoration of six incised lines spaced between rim and bas...

Pot : food vessel : bowl : ribbed

Pot : food vessel : bowl : ribbed

Pot : food vessel : bowl : ribbed The pot is decorated with false relief and comb impressions....

Pot : bowl

Pot : bowl

Pot : bowl It is decorated with triangular impressions forming false relief and comb impressions....

Pot : urn

Pot : urn

Pot : urn...

Pot : food vessel : bowl : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : bowl : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : bowl : tripartite This large bowl is decorated with impressed ornament including comb, false relief and lunate impressions. There ...

Pot : food vessel : bowl : anomalous

Pot : food vessel : bowl : anomalous

Pot : food-vessel : bowl : anomalous It is decorated with broadly incised vertical lines and impressed short lines....

Pot : food vessel : bowl : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : bowl : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : bowl : tripartite Tripartite bowl found at 'Glenville' near Newry. It is decorated with comb impressions and false relief....

Pot : food vessel : vase : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : vase : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : vase : tripartite...

Pot : food vessel : vase : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : vase : tripartite

Pot : food vessel : vase : tripartite Bears incised ornament (filled triangles are the predominant motif)....

Pot : food vessel : bowl

Pot : food vessel : bowl

Pot : food vessel : bowl Bowl decorated with incised lines, false relief and roughly oval impressions....

Pot : food vessel : vase : bipartite

Pot : food vessel : vase : bipartite

Pot : food vessel : vase : bipartite Vase with incised ornament on rim bevel and exterior. Horizontal ribbing and four equidistant imperforate lugs oc...

Pot : urn : collared

Pot : urn : collared

Pot : urn : collared...

Pot : food vessel : bowl

Pot : food vessel : bowl

Pot : food vessel : bowl Most of the pot is preserved: about half the rim is missing. The bowl is decorated with comb impressions and triangular impre...

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