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  Grooved ware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grooved ware is the name given to a pottery style of the British Neolithic.
Grooved ware pots excavated at Balfarg in Fife have been chemically analysed to determine their contents.
Since many Grooved ware pots have been found at henge sites and in burials it is possible that they may have had a ritual purpose as well as a functional one.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grooved_ware   (311 words)

 Orkneyjar - Neolithic Unstan Ware and Grooved Ware
Shallow, round bottomed, and with decoration around the rim, Unstan Ware came to be associated with the early Neolithic structures and stalled cairns in Orkney, such as the Knap o' Howar.
Grooved Ware, however, with its flat bottom and intricate decoration of scored grooves, was more common in the larger, and more recent, settlements, such as Skara Brae and Barnhouse.
It appears that as Unstan Ware, and the stalled cairns, of the early stage fell out of fashion, they were replaced, as society changed and new ideas were adopted in the islands.
www.orkneyjar.com /history/2tribes.htm   (445 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Grooved
He revolutionized the British iron industry with his use of grooved rollers to finish iron, replacing the process of hammering, and through his invention of the puddling process.
A grooved ware wooden structure at Knowth, Boyne Valley, Ireland.
Maeshowe and the winter solstice: ceremonial aspects of the Orkney Grooved Ware culture.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Grooved&StartAt=11   (677 words)

 The Prehistoric Society - Membership
Papers by Julian Thomas, on the contexts in which Grooved Ware is found, and by Andrew Jones and Colin Richards, on ways of approaching the study of this pottery, dropped out while six new contributions on a variety of topics were added (by Edwards and Bradley; Gibson; Brassil and Gibson; Simpson; Brindley and Garwood).
The question of how Grooved Ware is defined, and whether it constitutes a ‘tradition’ (however that may be defined), is not a straightforward matter, and more could have been made of this point.
The degree to which the hypothetical southward spread of Grooved Ware use from Orkney is associated with the spread of practices relating to henges and circles of timber and stone is indeed a vexed and complex question, and other entire volumes have been dedicated to such issues.
www.ucl.ac.uk /prehistoric/reviews/03_08_grooved.htm   (2179 words)

 Beer brewing ‘formed part of Neolithic ceremonies’   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The association of beer-making with bucket-shaped grooved ware pottery, however, is new.
Grooved ware, which is thought to have originated in Orkney but later spread all over Britain, is typically found deliberately broken and buried at ritual sites such as henges.
According to Mrs Dineley, flat-bottomed grooved ware pots holding one to six gallons are an ideal size for fermentation.
www.arcl.ed.ac.uk /a1/stoppress/stop253.htm   (480 words)

 7 - Into the Second Millenium BC
The stones were dressed and the parallax was corrected so that from the ground the uprights and the lintels look as though they are the same width at the top as at the bottom.
Grooves cut into the sides of the lintels that topped the stone rings allowed them to be fitted together into a continuous circle.
The characteristic pottery continues to be Grooved Ware but the first Beaker pottery appears alongside a body in a burial in the ditch.
www.btinternet.com /~ron.wilcox/onlinetexts/onlinetexts-chap7.htm   (4753 words)

The complex relationship between Peterborough Ware and Grooved Ware is analysed and, while examining their spatial patterns and depositional preferences, Thomas promotes a vision of pottery as a "particularly appropriate window on Neolithic materiality" (p.
218), and the chronological implications of the sub-divisions of Peterborough Ware.
This is an enlightening section of the text, in which the exhaustive compilation of ceramic data is used in imaginative ways, probing and dissecting spatial patterns and examining ramifications such as the impact of pottery on the rhythms of social life.
www.assemblage.group.shef.ac.uk /5/kilmurra.html   (3147 words)

 Grooved ware people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One way in which the tradition may have spread is through trade routes up the west coast of Britain, but what seems unusual is that although they shared the same style of pottery, different regions still maintained vastly different traditions.
In Orkney, a variation on grooved ware, Unstan ware, emerged.
The people who used Unstan Ware had totally different burial practices but still managed to co-exist with their Grooved Ware counterparts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grooved_ware_people   (225 words)

 6 - Further Conspicious Construction
In Scotland, along with the Grooved Ware, the later pottery is all decorated with impressions of different sorts but problems remain with chronology because of the lack of radio-carbon dates.
Alongside the grooved ware there appear a range of new artifact types including transverse arrowheads, polished discoidal knives and plano-convex knives of flint with incised chalk plaques and a series of ornate bone pins.
At Balfarg in Fifeshire an earthwork enclosure surrounded a timber circle 25 metres in diameter was associated with Grooved Ware pottery.
www.btinternet.com /~ron.wilcox/onlinetexts/onlinetexts-chap6.htm   (5487 words)

 Scotland's Past - The Neolithic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At Knap of Howar both utilitarian ware and much finer pottery was found and it is thought they were all manufactured on the site itself.
At Skara Brae a different type of pottery was used, this is known as 'Grooved Ware', a heavy-looking pottery made from a course and gritty clay.
The decoration used on Grooved Ware included zones of grooved, cut or applied raised decoration which was usually of geometric style.
www.scotlandspast.org /neolithic.cfm   (1170 words)

 Dumfries and Galloway Excavations: Dunragit 1999 Pottery report
Vessels 5 and 6 are certainly of the same fabric group, but it cannot be stated with certainty that they are either Grooved Ware or Domestic Beaker vessels.
McInnes notes that vessels in the Food Vessel tradition are rare in the locality (McInnes 1964, 56), although Food Vessel and Grooved Ware were apparently found in association at Pin Dune A (Wainwright and Longworth 1971, 306).
The predominance of Grooved Ware and Beaker types would seem to indicate a later Neolithic/Early Bronze Age horizon entirely consistent with the very large timber enclosures of which Dunragit is one (see, for instance, Whittle 1997, 158-63).
orgs.man.ac.uk /research/dunragit/dunragit_1999_pot.htm   (1511 words)

 Elegant Report
Grooved Ware such as from Skara Brae, Stenness and Quanterness was a separate distinct style and Beakers were in use during later periods.
.; the Grooved Ware people, on the other hand, held to their tradition of pots which were bucket shaped and which had flat bases (Hedges 1984:210).
Grooved Ware went out of use before 2250 BC and the settlements and ceremonial enclosures associated with them (suggesting centralization of power) were no longer being built.
www.tc.umn.edu /~call0031/dailylifeinneolithicscotland.html   (8382 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Grooved
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www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Grooved&StartAt=1   (679 words)

 Hirbemerdon Tepe Project
The material culture associated with this floor contains objects belonging to a later Iron Age horizon, such as a fragment of Grooved Ware, a spouted vessel, a potsherd of a deep ceramic bowl, a basalt bowl with a ring-base and grooved rim, and a fragment of a grooved basalt grinding maul.
Moreover, the importance of the grooved basalt grinding maul is that in later Iron Age periods it develops into a defining element of a much broader cultural and geographic horizon throughout the Eastern Mediterranean area.
From among the fine wares, it is possible to define the following shapes: carinated beakers, carinated bowls with a slightly everted rim, globular bowls with a groove below the rim, and bowls with a club-shape rim.
www.gvsu.edu /hirbemerdontepeproject/index.cfm?id=E4DC7D18-F0BB-16B6-356D06F88021B5B8   (2419 words)

 Archaeology: The Neolithic Age | British History Online
89) is good quality, hard ware, made in baggy or shouldered, usually round-based, shapes (possibly derived from leather containers), plain or sparingly decorated round the upper part with incised lines and impressed dots (fn.
The third group of Neolithic pottery from Middlesex, Rinyo-Clacton or grooved ware, is characterized by flat-based pots with grooved, incised, dotted, and applied decoration.
The affiliations of grooved-ware and its makers are uncertain, but chronologically it seems to belong to the latter part of the Neolithic era, contemporary with later Peterborough ware and beakers, and possibly overlapping the beginning of the Bronze Age.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=22097   (2933 words)

 Diary 2000 day 15
Grooved Ware is often very elaborately decorated but all the sherds of these two bowls are plain.
The large pot at (C) is another example, which may be grooved ware.
The sherd (D) and the lower two (E) are Beaker Ware; bottom left a coarse Beaker Ware, far right a fine example.
orgs.man.ac.uk /research/dunragit/diary00_15.htm   (333 words)

 General News by BrigantesNation | The Modern Antiquarian | General News by BrigantesNation
Large amounts of grooved ware pottery, a decorated ceramic that seems to have evolved in Scotland and is found across the UK at ceremonial monuments including henge earthworks and timber structures, were also found.
There had been a hint of prehistory but we excavated a two-acre trench and at the top of the slope there was a great deal more prehistoric activity behind the village street.
"We found 750-odd pieces of grooved ware, which is one of the largest collections in the south-west of Scotland.
www.themodernantiquarian.com /post/26980   (1011 words)

 The Prehistoric Society - Past No. 27
On the base of the NW terminal pit a few scraps of Peterborough ware were found, and oil the base of another pit was a small carved chalk hall.
A very large sherd of Grooved Ware was found in PH 15 with smaller amounts present within most of the other large postholes, including a sherd with concentric circles from PH 12, suggesting formal deposition.
Grooved Ware was recovered from three of the four postholes forming the square element, including a sherd with concentric circles from PH 31.
www.ucl.ac.uk /prehistoric/past/past27.html   (9214 words)

The two sherds of Grooved Ware from F.6 were associated with one destroyed stone.
The absence of a socket associated with destruction pit F.6 might support this, however the pit is sufficiently large to have destroyed any traces of such a feature.
Besides, the presence of worked flint and sherds of Grooved Ware, albeit in a derived context, show this particular stone and the one surviving upright formed the focus for activity during the later Neolithic.
www.avebury-web.co.uk /Falkresume.html   (727 words)

 Historic Ireland - henges essay
According to Parker Pearson flat-bottomed Grooved Ware pots developed in Orkney along with the earliest henge monuments, that at Stenness dating to 3300 BC.
He suggests that it was the Orkneys’solar alignment that prompted the development of the henge structure and that Grooved Ware pottery spread outwards throughout eastern Britain, eventually to predominate in the large southern henges.
According to Atkinson in 1951 henges may be dated by their cultural association, that is Class I henges were associated with Neolithic Grooved Ware, while Class II henges provide Beaker wares.
www.ballynagarrick.net /historicireland/HI902.htm   (3480 words)

 Our Past History.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Archaeologists have found grooved ware in Orkney at Skara Brae and other settlements and at the tall stone circle at Stenness.
Evidence for a link between them and Maeshowe comes from the discovery of grooved ware in similar tombs.
It is likely therefore that the builders of Maeshowe used grooved ware and so the tomb is, however indirectly, linked with many of the other great ceremonial monuments of late Neolithic Britain.
www.ourpasthistory.com /prehistoric/maes_howe.htm   (1007 words)

 village voice > music > by
Ware grooved with them, extended into swooping melody, which he fragmented into a series of furious runs, before blowing it all up into one massive, unwavering scream.
Ware sat down, and the three of them pounded and whispered together for 20 more minutes.
Ware goes for extreme sounds, but he also reaches for beauty.
www.villagevoice.com /arts/9842/sotc.shtml   (1721 words)

 Knowth - Archaeological & Astronomical Legacy
Great excitement was aroused by the discovery of the Grooved Ware phase, which was widely reported in the media at the time.
Although Grooved Ware gets its name from a particular type of pottery vessel which has a flat bottom and straight sides, it is also marked at Knowth by the presence of a circular structure near the eastern passage entrance which was discovered through the presence of 33 'post holes'.
The object may have been used as a hand-held device for calculating the lunar movements, and some of the engravings on this object are repeated on kerbstones at Knowth.
www.mythicalireland.com /ancientsites/knowth/knowthlegacy.html   (3719 words)

 Crantit Tomb Dig, Page 94   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Meanwhile in trench 1,whilst excavating through the ashy midden a fine scalloped rim grooved ware vessel was discovered.
At first it was considered EBA, then as grooved ware started to appear we thought it slightly earlier.
Scalloped rimed grooved ware has been found at other late Neolithic 'villages', such as Pool, Sanday and Links of Noltland, Westray (see yesterdays entry).
www.orkneydigs.org.uk /crantitdig/page94.html   (239 words)

 Newgrange, Masons & Megoliths - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums
Knight and Lomas found evidence that the "Grooved Ware" Neolithic people of Britain, who built the megalithic sites, survived a comet impact of 7640 BC and foresaw the next one of 3150 BC (Robin Heath says "sometime around 3300 BC").
The Grooved Ware people were trading in the Mediterranean area (e.g.
Just after reading in the Book of Hiram how the Grooved Ware people had a calendar of 366 days, and the "Minoan Foot" is related to the Megalithic Yard, I took a look at a replica of the Phaistos Disc (from Minoan Crete) in my father's bookcase, while clearing it out.
www.unexplained-mysteries.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=40917   (1486 words)

 Ballynahatty 5, Ballynahatty td
The four postholes on the S side of the W end of the chamber all contained Grooved Ware in the primary fill.
Grooved Ware had previously been found in the primary fill of the postholes on the NE side and in the area of the Annexe to the immediate N of the chamber.
There was evidence of a slot containing a line of three shallow posts connecting the E entrance of the chamber to the entrance in the façade.
www.qub.ac.uk /arcpal/ballynahatty.htm   (2134 words)

 Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity
This consists of a series of projects at several different scales of analysis: the Wolvey district, Warwickshire; the Stonehenge area; the Sussex downlands; the Veluwe region, central Netherlands; the West Midlands region; and Kent and northern France.
A series of studies of the chronologies of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age cultural practices, architectures and landscapes: projects on Grooved Ware and round barrows have been completed, and another on structured deposition is in progress.
(1999) Grooved Ware in southern Britain: chronology and intepretation.
www.arch-ant.bham.ac.uk /staff/garwood.htm   (615 words)

 Henge - Stone Circle - Crystalinks
He notes that henges and the grooved ware pottery often found at them are two examples of the British Neolithic not found on the Continent.
Caroline Malone also states that henges did not occur in the rest of Western Europe but developed from a broader tradition of enclosure to become a phenomenon of the British Isles, a native tradition with sophisticated architecture and calendrical functions.
Henges are usually associated with the Late Neolithic, especially the grooved ware culture, the Peterborough culture and the beaker people.
www.crystalinks.com /henge.html   (2162 words)

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