A spoon just as today an easily recognised shape.

Scoops and spatula-just as today these tools were used to stir and strain food. The scoop is a very rare example made from alder. This particular scoop above is very ornate and raises the question if it is actually a scoop.

Carved and turned bowls and other tableware have been found in various sizes. This wooden bowl has been made to resemble a common pottery shape.

Digging up memories and making connections

Roman cooking utensils are easily recognisable.  As Karen says, ‘Shapes and sizes just seem to match exactly our kitchen objects today’.

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Further information 

Roman Dining  blog by Patricia Gillespie - Volunteer Guide