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Two similar gouges from

Wilsford Down are in the Museum.

An awl, the point broken off, 3țin.

A flat rib-bone worked to a point at one end, and a second flat piece, also worked.

,, 11. Roughly worked piece of hard chalk, in. in diameter, in. thick, circular depression in

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centre on each side. A counter for a game? 12. Part of well-turned bracelet of oval section 2ĝin. long, apparently of Kimmeridge shale. A similar portion of another, of the same material, 2ĝin. long, thicker, and with a sharp edge on one side, is not figured.

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Half an earthenware bead, or spindle whorl, diameter lin.

A sling-stone of earthenware, 1ĝin. length × lin. in diameter, egg-shaped and pointed at both ends. Five similar sling-stones of earthenware, found in a Romano-British

dwelling-pit at Beckhampton Down, in 1884, are in the Devizes Museum-with a stone one in modern use in New Caledonia of the same form for comparison. Others are figured by Gen. Pitt-Rivers in his Excavations, vol. III., Pl. ccxii., No. 7, and in Archeologia, vol. xlvi., p. 467, the latter from pits in Mount Caburn camp, near Lewes. Others found in pits at Highfield are in the Salisbury Museum,

16. A branch of red coral, worked with two lines round the bottom and one line round the end of the projection. A bracelet of fourteen beads of pink coral is figured by Gen. PittRivers, Excavations, vol. I., Pl. xliv., from the Romano-British village of Woodcuts; and

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a necklace of beads of the same material from Padstow, Cornwall, found with Roman remains, is figured in Archæological Journal, xvii., 315. This material is rarely found. 21. Spoon of white metal, in perfect preservation, quite uncorroded, of late Roman type, the handle joined to the bowl by the usual curved attachment. The bowl 1 in long × 1in. in breadth. The handle 44in. long, octagonal in section, straight and pointed. The bowl shows considerable signs of use by a right-handed

Flint Objects.


Two precisely similar spoons are figured in Hoare's Ancient Wilts. Another, with a spiral handle, found at Bokerly, is figured in Excavations, vol. III., Pl. clxxv., of which Gen. Pitt-Rivers remarks:-"Similar spoons have been frequently found among Roman remains, and were used for eating eggs. The point at the end of the shank was used for picking snails out of their shells, these being a common article of food among the Romans."

Only three worked flints were found. A finger-shaped "strike-a-light" of brown cherty flint, 3 in. in length, bruised by use at the end, and two very roughly-made "scrapers" of black flint, only slightly worked on one edge.

A good many flints which had been burnt were foundpossibly they may have been used as pot boilers.

Stone Objects.

An irregular-shaped piece of hard sandy chert? 7in. × 7in., rubbed smooth on one edge, and showing hollowed marks of rubbing on its upper surface.

A broken flat rubber 34in. × 4ĝin. and 1țin. thick, rubbed very smooth on one side, and partially so on the other, Fine-grained sandstone. ? Sarsen.

A small portion of a similar rubber, 13in. thick, rubbed smooth on both sides.

The Pottery.

The fragments of pottery were also submitted to Gen. Pitt-Rivers, who has carefully noted and described the different kinds.

British. Many fragments of British "No. 1 Quality,"
having large grains of flint, chalk, or shell in its com-
position. This quality is generally found with British
remains, but it is also found occasionally with remains
of the Roman period. In this case there is a hardness
about most of it which leads to the inference that it
might be of the Roman period, but it is hand-made.
Many fragments of British "No. 2 Quality," having few
if any large grains in its composition. This is the
quality of which British urns are generally composed.
It is hand-made, not lathe-turned. A portion of the
bottom of a vessel apparently of this quality has three
holes drilled in it. Gen. Pitt-Rivers has found many
such perforated vessels in his excavations.

Romano-British. Two or three fragments of a red brown
ware, hand-made, tooled on the outside, with a high
polish, with plain unbeaded rim, unlike anything found
at Rotherley or Woodcuts, but identical with the material
of the "food vessels" in the Museum, from a pit on
Oldbury Hill. Probably Romano-British.
Fragment of red brick-coloured pottery, without sand in
it-late British, or Romano-British.

Fragments of Romano-British pots with bead rims, similar

to fragments abundant at Rotherley and Woodcuts. Fragments of blackish pottery, probably Romano-British,



no sand in its composition, and hand-made, similar to pottery at Rotherley and Woodcuts.

One fragment of brownish red, hand-made, much tooled
inside, no sand, burnt very hard, unlike anything found
at villages near Rushmore.

One fragment of thin, well-burnt ware, grey in centre,
with brown glaze or polish on outside, tooled inside,
unlike anything found at villages near Rushmore.
Roman. Five very small fragments of red Samian, best
quality, one having the ordinary festoon pattern.
One fragment of imitation Samian?

One fragment of hard lathe-turned "New Forest Ware,"
reddish black outside, grey inside, fluted.

Several fragments of grey lathe-turned pottery called by
Gen. Pitt-Rivers "Thin Grey, hard quality."

Several fragments of lathe-turned rims, Roman, or Romano

British grey ware.

Two small fragments of red colour in the largeness of the grains resemble "British, No. 1," but the polish is peculiar. Unlike anything found about Rushmore. Probably late British or RomanoBritish.

The following is a list of the bones identified by Gen. Pitt-Rivers: Ox. One tibia of small young ox.

One metatarsus of very small ox-rather smaller than Kerry Cow.

One metatarsus of small ox-a little larger than Kerry Cow, and smaller

than the Alderney Cow.

Seven teeth. One horn of small ox cut off.

Three digits of small ox-size of Kerry Cow.

Pig. Three teeth, and eight fragments of upper and lower jaws of small pigs.

Dog. One tooth, and one fragment of lower jaw-size of terrier.

Sheep. Two teeth. One fragment of horn.

One lower jaw of small sheep-a little larger than St. Kilda.

Two lower jaws of small sheep-size of St. Kilda.

Eight fragments of lower jaws of small sheep.

Two metatarsi of young sheep.

Two metacarpi of sheep-size of St, Kilda ram, height, 1ft. 11 in.

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