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TITLE
Bronze Age vessels
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0528
PLACENAME
N/A
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10449
KEYWORDS
Bronze Age
Neolithic
beakers
vessels
cremations
Beaker People
beaker
vessel
cremation
Bronze Age vessels

These Bronze Age vessels were photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. On the left is an example of a flat-based, finely made pot, or beaker, widespread in Europe about 3000-1700BC, from the late Neolithic into the Bronze Age. On the right is a collared urn, also dating from the early Bronze Age. Both vessels could be used in burial cremations.

The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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Bronze Age vessels

20c

Bronze Age; Neolithic; beakers; vessels; cremations; Beaker People; beaker; vessel; cremation

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

These Bronze Age vessels were photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. On the left is an example of a flat-based, finely made pot, or beaker, widespread in Europe about 3000-1700BC, from the late Neolithic into the Bronze Age. On the right is a collared urn, also dating from the early Bronze Age. Both vessels could be used in burial cremations.<br /> <br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.