Crucible

During the Bronze Age thick pottery vessels such as this were used to melt bronze. The molten bronze was then poured into moulds to cast tools and weapons.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
64/1984/1/2
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology
Material
ceramic
Common Name
crucible
Simple Name
crucible
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC)

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crucible fragment