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This medieval jug was found at North Street, St Andrews, Fife, on a site excavated for Waverley Tweed Ltd in preparation for a housing development. It is an example of Scottish white gritty ware, a type of pottery (that is not always white) that was common in Scotland in the 12th to 15th Centuries.
The jug was named our “Find of the Year” by Headland Archaeology Finds Manager, Julie Franklin: “While it would have had little value to those who owned it, what makes it interesting to us is that it was found complete and largely intact, a relatively unusual occurrence in medieval archaeology. Pots are typically found in pieces, thrown onto middens after they have broken; later disturbance of the midden which mixes and moves the sherds usually means vessels can’t be reconstructed.”
Find out more in our YouTube video, Journey of a Medieval Jug - Excavation to Conservation.