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Corpus of Anglo Saxon Buckets
#1
Hi all,<br>
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Did the Romans use buckets? Any views please<br>
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www.arch.ox.ac.uk/archives/asbuckets/<br>
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Many thanks,<br>
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Andrew <p></p><i></i>
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#2
Salve<br>
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Well where else are you gonna keep yout sponge on a stick?<br>
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Mummius <p></p><i></i>
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#3
presumably Roman-made bronze 'buckets' are a fairly common luxury item in Roman Iron Age graves in Germany, but I doubt they meet the definition we have today of a 'bucket', most likely being part of table services for drinking parties.<br>
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Other than that, I would speculate that ceramic (being plentiful and ridiculously cheap) stood in through much of the Med in everyday contexts, but I recall at least one bucket from a museum in Germany that was Roman-era. There is also a kind of bronze (OK, copper-alloy) vessel that was probably used for cooking that looked a lot like a modern bucket. <p></p><i></i>
Der Kessel ist voll Bärks!

Volker Bach
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#4
I believe Matthew Amt said he kept his sponge on a stick in his patera I hope he hasn't actually used the sponge or if so, the patera! <p></p><i></i>
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#5
<em>Did the Romans use buckets?</em><br>
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Bucket handles are quite common finds in the frontier provinces and complete buckets (stave-built, so the same technology as barrels, basically) have come from various sites such as the Saalburg and Newstead, usually down wells:<br>
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www.curlesnewstead.org.uk/platelxix.htm<br>
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with the accompanying text at:<br>
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www.curlesnewstead.org.uk/310.htm<br>
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At Inveresk, at the bottom of a well I excavated, I found a well-hook, often mistaken for boat-hooks in the literature: the rope was attached to the hook and the bucket could then easily be taken off once it reached the top.<br>
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Needless to say, there was a possible bucket handle in the Corbridge Hoard...<br>
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Mike Bishop <p></p><i></i>
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#6
The Corbridge Hoard eh... It was good job for us that Jean Mary Cook didn't find it. Roman re-enactment would certainly look very different<br>
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Thank you everyone for your help.<br>
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Andrew <p></p><i></i>
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