Highlights to see in the Archaeology Gallery at The Collection
In the archaeology gallery at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire visitors can enjoy a wealth of artefacts spanning over 300,000 years of human history from prehistory through to the medieval period.
These artefacts tell the story of Lincolnshire, and help us to learn about the people who have lived where we live now. The artefacts selected below are highlights from the collections and take the visitor through almost half a million years of life in Lincolnshire including the Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval periods.
The oldest human-made tools currently known in Lincolnshire, dating to c.300,000 years ago.
These are some of the oldest gold artefacts in Europe
An impressive boat made from a single tree trunk
Tombstone of a Roman soldier who lived and died in Lincoln.
Part of an early Christian Roman lead baptismal font dating from the 4th Century
Complete glass beaker, gold pendant and sleeve or wrist clasp.
Hanging bowl from Loveden Hill is one of the best examples of its type
Rare 11th Century seal matrix for sealing documents with wax.
Two pieces of armour found close to the battlefield of Winceby
Example of a marine reptile from the seas covering Lincolnshire 180 million years ago