Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Co Antrim: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum Part I

The British Museum holds 806 items identified as coming from Co Antrim. A further six items are identified as coming from either Antrim or Derry~Londonderry, two from Antrim/Down, and one from Antrim/Donegal. The majority of these (445) are assigned to the Neolithic/Bronze Age, followed by the Neolithic (86), and Early Medieval period (83). The most common object type represented are axes (172). The main material types represented in this assemblage are Stone (596), Metal (121), and Pottery (70).

Neolithic: Stone items
Antrim
spear-head
+.3389
Flint spear-head.

Antrim
transverse arrow-head
+0.3392
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Antrim
spear-head
Sturge.504
Flint spear-head.

Antrim
leaf arrow-head
Sturge.519
Flint leaf arrow-head.

Antrim
leaf arrow-head
Sturge.516
Flint leaf arrow-head.

Antrim
leaf arrow-head
Sturge.517
Flint leaf arrow-head.

Antrim
leaf arrow-head
Sturge.520
Flint leaf arrow-head.

Antrim
transverse arrow-head
Sturge.521
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Antrim
transverse arrow-head
Sturge.522
Flint oblique arrow-head

near Antrim town
axe
19641206.901
Flaked and polished stone axe; chip in butt.

Antrim
leaf arrow-head
Sturge.515
Flint leaf arrow-head.

Antrim
leaf arrow-head
Sturge.514
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Antrim
leaf arrow-head
Sturge.512
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Antrim
leaf arrow-head
Sturge.511
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Antrim
lozenge arrow-head
19641206.226
Flint lozenge arrow-head.

Antrim
transverse arrow-head
19151208.296
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Antrim
barbed-and-tanged arrow-head
19641206.231
Flint barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.

Antrim
hollow-based arrow-head
Sturge.523
Flint hollow based arrow-head.

Antrim
scraper (?); arrow-head (?)
19650209.520
Flint arrow-head or scraper.

Antrim
transverse arrow-head
19650209.450
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Antrim
bead
Sturge.2284
Flat bead, discoidal shape with convex faces; scratches on both faces; brown colour.

Antrim
bead
Sturge.2283
Flat stone bead, polished; sub-triangular shape with rounded faces; buff-coloured with very dark-grey mottling.

Antrim
ball
Sturge.2291
Stone ball with single deep groove around centre; some damage to sides; brown colour.

Antrim
ball
Sturge.2290
Stone ball; some damage and surface scratches; grey-brown colour.

Antrim
ball
Sturge.2285
Stone ball, polished; surface is scratched and has some small areas of damaged; dark grey colour.

Antrim
transverse arrow-head
+0.3494
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Antrim
transverse arrow-head
+.3493
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Antrim
bead
Sturge.2280
Flat stone bead, polished; discoidal shape with slightly off-centred perforation; light green colour with dark green lines running at random along faces.

Connor
leaf arrow-head
WG.554
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Clough
hollow-based arrow-head
Sturge.527
Flint hollow-based arrow-head.

Rasharkin (near)
leaf point
19241213.160
Flint leaf point.

Clough
leaf point
19650209.470
Flint leaf point.

Clough
leaf point
19241213.150
Flint leaf point.

Ballymena
spear-head
Sturge.505
Tanged flint spearhead; made on a flake, bulb of percussion still pronounced at tang-end on lower face; upper face has been flaked to create a back; grey colour of varying shades.

Glarryford
leaf arrow-head
19910410.152
Flint leaf shaped arrowhead; retouched bifacially; both ends pointed; some chipping to one edge; lower face is flat whilst upper is convex and has been retouched more; brown colour.

Glenarm, four miles from
leaf point
19241213.120
Flint leaf point.

Ballymena
ball
18531123.800
Carved stone ball.
Catalogue description does not make clear which is the item from Ballymena.

Dunloy
leaf arrow-head
Sturge.518
Flint leaf arrow-head.

Ballynashee
hollow-based arrow-head
19710601.237
Flint hollow-based arrow-head.

Glenleslie
leaf arrow-head
19650209.460
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Portglenmore (Portglennone?)
leaf arrow-head
19650209.440
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Moss Side
leaf point
19650209.400
Flint leaf point.

Glenleslie
leaf arrow-head
19650209.390
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Lough Gruile
backed blade
19641206.234
Flint backed blade.

Broughshane (Boughshane?)
transverse arrow-head
19641206.237
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Vogey, in bog
spear-head
19641206.229
Flint spear-head.

Limavardy
leaf arrow-head
19641206.227
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Concanny
lozenge arrow-head
19641206.224
Flint lozenge arrow-head.

Glenleslie
leaf point
19641206.212
Flint leaf point.

Glenleslie
leaf arrow-head
19641206.211
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Glenleslie
lozenge arrow-head
19641206.210
Flint lozenge arrow-head.

Glenleslie
lozenge arrow-head
19641206.209
Flint lozenge arrow-head.

Culbane
transverse arrow-head
19641206.194
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Glenleslie
transverse arrow-head (?)
19641206.192
Flint oblique arrow-head(?).

Cushendon
blade
19321205.360
Flint blade.

Craig Moss
lozenge arrow-head
19280206.100
Flint lozenge arrow-head.

Glenleslie
leaf point
19241213.130
Flint leaf point.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.120
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.110
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.100
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.800
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.700
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.600
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.500
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.400
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.300
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.200
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Cullybacky
transverse arrow-head
18901219.100
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Lough Neath
awl
18651109.300
Flint awl.

Crumlin
transverse arrow-head
18531123.100
Flint oblique arrow-head.

Clough
borer
+.3490
Flint borer.


Clough
transverse arrow-head (?)
+.3491
Flint oblique arrow-head(?).

Craig Bog
lozenge arrow-head
19650209.480
Flint lozenge arrow-head.

Craig Bog
leaf point
19641206.223
Flint leaf point.

Murie
leaf arrow-head
19641206.213
Flint leaf shaped arrow-head.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.900
Stone axe roughout.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.800
Stone axe roughout.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.700
Stone axe roughout.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.600
Stone axe roughout.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.500
Stone axe roughout.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.400
Stone axe roughout.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.300
Stone axe roughout.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.200
Stone axe roughout.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.100
Stone axe roughout.

Tievebullagh
roughout; axe
19241213.100
Stone axe roughout.

Ligoneil
blade
19650209.420
Flint blade.


Late Neolithic; Middle Neolithic: Pottery item
Carrickfergus Common
vessel
19241213.400
Rim sherd of a pottery vessel; horizontal twisted cord impressed decoration, with horse-shoe shaped impressions below.


Neolithic/Bronze Age: Bone items
White Park Bay
animal remains
18860804.710
Two horse femur fragments.

White Park Bay
animal remains
18860804.700
Bone skull fragment.

White Park Bay
animal remains
18860804.680
Five horse molars.

White Park Bay
animal remains
18860804.670
Horse molar.

White Park Bay
animal remains
18860804.690
Three cow's teeth, and one dog molar.


Neolithic/Bronze Age: Pottery items
White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.120
Pottery sherd.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.110
Pottery sherd.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.100
Pottery sherd.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.900
Pottery sherd.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.800
Pottery sherd.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.700
Pottery sherd.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.600
Pottery sherd.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.500
Pottery sherd (decorated).

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.400
Pottery rim sherd.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.300
Rim sherd of pottery vessel.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.200
Rim sherd of pottery vessel.

White Park Bay
vessel
18860804.100
Rim sherd of pottery vessel.