The Pottery. The urn containing the bones (Figure 35) proved on restora tion to be 15*5 in. in height; it has a moderately deep overhanging-rim, the top of which though bevelled inwards is undecorated. There is a wellmarked shoulder, that is, the urn is, in our phraseology, tripartite. The decoration on rim and neck-vertical zigzags and triangles-is elaborate, and incised with a fairly sharp point. The second vessel of overhanging-rim
type in the same figure is smaller and has a weak shoulder; the rim edge is square-sectioned. It is decorated from rim to shoulder with im pressed bands of > -shaped cord ornament. The pigmy cup is well-made; it is bowl-shaped with inbent rim and small footring, the base being markedly concave; it measures 2*2 in. in height and shows the usual pair of holes in the body. The triple band of linear ornament which covers it is incised with a smooth point. The purpose of these delicate little pots is unknown; the type, in south Britain, dates in Middle Bronze Age, c. 1400-800 B .C . , and the associated urn with incised ornament, strongly shouldered, suggest that, here, it must be assigned to a fairly early date in the phase.