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Neolithic
Bowl

c.3500BC

CATEGORIES

Archaeology

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DESCRIPTION

The bowl is simple enough, very dark with burnished surfaces and relatively crude lattice-pattern decorations. Yet, because of the context in which it was found, this everyday object is extraordinarily eloquent. It tells us a great deal about the lives of some of the earliest Irish farmers.

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Neolithic Bowl - 100 Objects

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