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[mass noun] Prehistoric pottery of the mid to late Neolithic in Britain (c.3300–2100 bc), characterized by a flat base and decorated chiefly with grooves and straight lines.
- ‘Instead I have to stand there, look them in the eye and say a sherd of late Neolithic grooved ware.’
- ‘‘We found 750-odd pieces of grooved ware, which is one of the largest collections in the south-west of Scotland.’’
- ‘The structure was dated by finds of grooved ware pottery.’
- ‘The finds from the site included quantities of grooved ware pottery.’
- ‘He notes that henges and the grooved ware pottery often found at them are two examples of the British Neolithic not found on the Continent.’
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