Carrowkeel ware

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A type of later Neolithic pottery found in Ireland during the 3rd millennium bc, named after material recovered from the passage graves at Carrowkeel in Co. Sligo, Ireland. The fabric of Carrowkeel ware is generally rather thick, coarse, and heavily gritted. The forms comprise mainly open round‐bottomed bowls and hemispherical cups. Decoration is extensively applied, often all over the outer surface of the vessel and over the rim, and is typically ‘stab and drag’ or impressed. Some of the motifs used resemble passage grave art.

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