Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Top 10 objects from Berkshire

Despite the fact that Berkshire is a county next door to Oxfordshire (and therefore, one might think, more likely to have large collections in the Museum), the collections from Berkshire are actually rather small with a total of just 77 artefacts. More than half of the collections are made up of (stone) tools (46) and smaller numbers of other artefacts fall into the following categories: Tools or weapons, pottery, specimens, vessels, geology, weapons, death, food, religious artefacts, reproductions, technique, animal gear, ornaments and beads, ceremonial, clothing, fire, locks, marriage and physical anthropology. (note that these are written in descending order of number of objects in category)


Ethnographic and Archaeological split: 85.7 per cent of the Berkshire collections are archaological.

Note: this is all the classes that have related objects in the Berkshire collections

You are reminded that all artefacts can be classified as more than one type or class, a drinking cup is classified as both a Vessel and Food.