Rinyo–Clacton Culture

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Stuart Piggott (1910—1996) archaeologist



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Late Neolithic Culture of the British Isles defined by Stuart Piggott in 1954 on the basis of a distinctive type of highly decorated pottery found at sites as far apart as Clacton, Essex, and Rinyo, Orkney. Bone tools and associations with henges and ritual pits were also considered part of the distinctive material culture. Investigations since 1954 show that the elements Piggott selected as representative are in fact the widely spread components of what is a more highly regionalized pattern of social groupings.

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