A food vessel found at Greenoakhill in Mount Vernon in 1928. Three pottery vessels were found on the summit of a ridge but only one, shown here, has survived.
Further exploration showed that the site had been a Bronze Age cemetery containing a number of burials. Five of the graves contained bodies laid to rest in stone cists. Another skeleton was found buried in what may have been a wooden coffin. A deposit of cremated bone was also found.
During the Bronze Age (2300-700 BC) the dead were often buried with items such as jewellery, weapons, food or pottery. Food vessels date to the earlier Bronze Age (2300-1400 BC) and were often made specially for burial with the dead.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
archaeology, bowls, Bronze Age, burials, cemeteries, cremations, food vessels, grave goods, pottery, tableware