PAS 2021 year end review: artefacts
This week, I continue my review of finds recorded at PAS during 2021 that I hadn’t covered in my weekly review, perhaps because the images were not available at the time. Last week, I looked at coins and this week I am concentrating on artefacts.
All of these are Finds of Note, with one considered to be of National Importance.
A flesh hook dating to 1300 BC – 600 BC (mid Bronze Age to early Iron Age). Given the sharp spike at the end of the hook it is thought unlikely that it was used for the suspension of a vessel, eg a cauldron. Instead, a more likely use is to hold meat or fish while it is being dried or smoked. Only one other flesh hook appears to have been recorded on the PAS database. This find has been designated as of National Importance.