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The Wiltshire Museum, formerly known as Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Devizes Museum, is a museum, archive and library and art gallery in Devizes, Wiltshire, England.

The museum was established and is run by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS), a registered charity founded in 1853.

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DZSWS:STHEAD.30. Long Necked Beaker decorated with a band of chevrons bordered by lines around the rim, below the waist and around the base, a band of lozenge shapes around neck and cross-hatching around the body, all using comb and fingernail impressions, found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Durrington G36 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.85b. 1 thin broad-bladed flint dagger with a sharp edge, found with a primary inhumation (metal worker?) in a flat grave under a sarsen at Durrington Walls, excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.85c. 1 convex v-perforated shale button, found with a primary inhumation in a flat grave under a sarcen at Durrington Walls, excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.92. 1 Aldbourne (incense?) cup (distorted by pressure) perforated twice for suspension and decorated with a band of incised zigzags around the flared inner lip and chevrons around the outside of the lip (every other zigzag or chevron of which contained impressed dots) and two bands around the waist - one plain and one with chevrons (below which are a line of dots), found with a primary (?) cremation in bowl barrow Durrington G65c [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.101. 1 perforated antler pick (ground to an edge at the point and perforated for a handle at the larger end) found with a primary or secondary inhumation in bowl barrow Durrington G50 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.176. 1 Collared Urn with high shoulders and decorated with 10 cord impressed lines around overhanging collar, found with a primary cremation inside in bowl barrow Durrington G11 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.205. 22 fragments of a coarse linen cloth bag (or casts of cloth formed by lime carbonate) woven with double thread, found wrapping a primary cremation in an MBA collared urn in bowl barrow Durrington G11 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.223. 3 pestle-shaped shale pendants (bored through one side, but not the centre) found near the neck of a secondary (?) inhumation in saucer barrow Durrington G14 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.223a. 1 globular jet bead (split in half) found near the neck of a secondary (?) inhumation in saucer barrow Durrington G14 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.240. 1 miniature cup with two shoulder ridges, found with an (MBA) collared urn and secondary cremation in bowl barrow Durrington G36 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.356. 1 food vessel, undecorated thick ware with a square flared rim and slight waist rim, found with secondary cremation in barrow Durrington H35, unlocated, excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.21. 1 bronze dagger (class 2) with three rivets and four grooves either side of a central ridge decorated with impressed dots, found with a primary cremation placed in a wooden box covered in clay in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke G4 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.21a. 1 bone tweezers (broken) perforated at head for suspension, found with a primary cremation placed in a wooden box covered in clay in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke G4 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.22. 2 fragments of a bone pommel with bronze rivets, found with a primary cremation placed in a wooden box covered in clay in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke G4 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.23. 1 bronze dagger with 3 grooves either side and no ridge, found with a primary inhumation (in an elm trunk coffin) in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke G5 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.24. 1 bronze dagger with 3 grooves either side and no ridge, found with a primary inhumation (in an elm trunk coffin) in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke G5 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.25. 1 bronze awl with bone handle, found with a primary inhumation (in an elm trunk coffin) in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke G5 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.39 1 long necked beaker with 11 bands of parallel impressed marks between comb impressed lines covering its abdominally convex body and high brim with diagonal impressions along the rim found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G54 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.48. 1 miniature (incense?) cup with thick sides, a flat rim and a sharply projecting waist but no decoration, found with a primary cremation in the central tump of three tumps in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G14 [Map] (?), excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.49. 1 flat whetstone of green Siliceous Stone (fine grained) found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G8 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.49a. 1 flat white quartzite whetstone found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G8 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.49b. 1 bi-conical bone bead found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G8 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.67. 3 beads made from sectioning a fossil encrinite stem (or sea lily) found in a primary deposit (no inhumation) in (confluent) bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G64a [Map] (i), excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.68. 18 clay beads (48 originally discovered) found in a primary deposit (no inhumation) in (confluent) bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G64a [Map] (i), excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.69. 22 fossil dentalium beads found in a primary deposit (no inhumation) in (confluent) bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G64a [Map] (i), excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.69a. 1 saucer-shaped incense cup (broken) decorated with three lines of impressed cord around its with broad flat rim, found with a primary cremation in Bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G64b [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.70. 5 rings of Kimmeridge shale (one of which was perforated for suspension) found with a wrapped primary cremation under an inverted urn in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G67 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.70a. 1 conical button of Kimmerage shale (v-bored on base) found with a wrapped primary cremation under an inverted urn in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G67 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.70b. 1 rough bowl-shaped incense cup decorated with irregular squares of impressed dots around one side and smaller squares, crosses and other shapes around the other (the thick rim also has lines of impressed dots around it) found with a primary cremation under an inverted MBA urn in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G68 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.70c. 1 spherical amber bead found with a wrapped primary cremation under an inverted urn in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G67 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.70d. 1 bone pin with flat head and bevelled perforation (broken in half) found with a primary cremation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G58 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.70e. 3 segmented faience beads (2 four segment & 1 three segment bead) found with a wrapped primary cremation under an inverted urn in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G67 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.71. 1 reversible incense cup, with its inside base at waist height allowing it to be used upside down, decorated with impressed cord in two bands of zigzags with two parallel lines either side of each and one around the inside rim (also perforated four times for suspension) found with a primary cremation in Bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G65 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.71a. 1 fragment of red deer antler found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G56 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.72. 2 double ended slate whetstones with round ends, flat one side and convex on the other, found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G54 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.73. 2 red burnished potsherds from a Breton Urn, one with a loop for suspension (there would have been five) found with a primary inhumation (in an elm trunk coffin) in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke G5 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.75a. 1 sandstone whetstone rubbed flat on two sides found with a primary (?) cremation in long barrow Winterbourne Stoke G53 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.75b. 1 flint hammerstone found with a primary (?) cremation in long barrow Winterbourne Stoke G53 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.76. 1 curved flint knife with finely worked edges, possibly found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G54 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.78. 11 pieces of fossilised wood found above a primary inhumation (in an elm trunk coffin) in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke G5 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.78a. 2 fragments of sheet bronze, found over a secondary inhumation in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke G4 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.79. 1 glass bead with blue and white spiral pattern, found with (?) a Saxon (?) primary cremation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G23a [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.79a. 1 Aldbourne incense cup with vertical lines of dots between two pairs parallel lines of impressed cord on the outside (the lower half containing diagonal hatchings of cord and two perforations) and a wide flared rim decorated with zigzags between two pairs of parallel impressed cord lines on the inside found with a primary (?) cremation in Bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G16a [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.80. 1 bronze knife dagger with two rivet holes, one rivet and a broken point, found with a primary cremation placed in a wooden box covered in clay in bell barrow Winterbourne Stoke [Map] G4, excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.82. 1 miniature cup (incense cup?) without decoration found with a primary cremation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G58 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.83. 1 triangular arrowhead without barbs, found in a empty (disturbed) cist in bowl barrow, Winterbourne Stoke G42 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.86. 1 bronze knife dagger with 3 rivet holes and one rivet remaining (broken in three places) found with a primary cremation (in an upright food vessel) in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G66 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.86a. 1 bone pommel with 5 rivet holes in both sides and two in the end found with a primary cremation (in an upright food vessel) in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G66 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.99 1 miniature cup (or incense cup) with three lines of cord impressions around a thick collared rim and one below and diagonal cord impressions on the thick rim top found with a primary cremation in central tump of three tumps in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G14 [Map] (?), excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.130. 1 polished stone macehead of greenstone, ground to an oblong oval shape and pierced by a small, almost central, hole (unfinished), from material in Bowl Barrow G13 Winterbourne Stoke [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.178. 1 shale belt ring with a single groove around edge and a perforation through side (+ another attempted hole), found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G54 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.187. 1 incense or 'grape cup' of rough yellow ware (broken) with nodules around the lower half and some perforations between them, found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G8 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.187a. 1 bronze awl, shaped like a javelin with both ends pointed (one broken), found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G8 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.187b. 1 pair of beaver incisors (made into a ring?) found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G8 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.210. 1 conical v-perforated shale button, found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G54 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.226. 1 fossil shell (Rhynconella) (of two found - one lost) found with a primary inhumation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G8 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.228. 1 bronze awl with a square tang and fragments of a bone handle attached, found with a primary cremation (female?) inside an Enlarged food vessel urn in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G28 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.249. 1 Enlarged food vessel with flared notched rim (with vertical cuts) and 2 similar notched shoulder rims and small base found with secondary cremation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G13 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.249a. 4 amber beads and 2 V-perforated amber buttons (like shale buttons) created by splitting a large amber bead in half, found with primary cremations in two tumps (out of three) in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G14 [Map] (?), excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.261. 1 crude Collared Urn decorated with an irregular overhanging rim and sharp shoulder with irregular line around body found with primary cremation in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G47, excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.263. 1 food vessel with wide spreading rim containing stab marks and two ridges notched with finger impressions around waist, found inverted over a secondary cremation near the surface in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G24 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.264. 1 Enlarged Food Vessel with a band of chevrons around the neck, two bands around the outer rim, one band around the inner rim and bands of diagonal lines around the rim, waist and base, found with a primary cremation (female?) inside in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G28 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.264b. 4 flint scrapers found with a primary cremation (woman ?) in an upright collared urn in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G28 [Map], excavated by H.Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.264c. 4 flint flakes found with a primary cremation (woman ?) in an upright collared urn in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G28 [Map], excavated by H.Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.264d. 1 flint scraper found with a primary cremation (woman ?) in an upright collared urn in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G28 [Map], excavated by H.Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.264e. 1 pot sherd of Grooved Ware found with a primary cremation (woman ?) in an upright collared urn in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G28 [Map], excavated by H. Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.264f. Base of ox (bos longitrons) skull found with a primary cremation (in an upright collared urn) in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G28 [Map], excavated by H. Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.264g. 1 sacrum of a swan found with a primary cremation (woman ?) in an upright collared urn in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G28 [Map], excavated by H. Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.264h. 1 fragment of stonehenge diabase (preselite) found with a primary cremation (woman ?) in an upright collared urn in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G28 [Map], excavated by H. Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.274. 1 Long Necked Beaker decorated with three bands of incised and three bands of comb impressed vertical lines and one rough band of double incised zigzags, found with two primary inhumations in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G10 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.276. 1 food vessel with no decoration, found with a primary cremation in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G59a [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.329. 2 rings of Kimmerage shale found with a primary cremation under an inverted MBA urn in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G68 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.329a. 4 segmented faience beads found with a primary cremation under an inverted MBA urn in disc barrow Winterbourne Stoke G68 [Map], excavated by William Cunnington.

DZSWS:STHEAD.334. 1 miniature cup (incense cup?) in fragments with triangle patterns made with impressed dots found with a primary skeleton placed in a boat-shaped coffin in bowl barrow Winterbourne Stoke G9, excavated by William Cunnington.