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Author Knight, Matthew G

Title Objects of the Past in the Past
Published Summertown : Archaeopress, 2019


Description 1 online resource (195 p.)
Contents Cover -- Copyright Information -- Contents -- Contributors -- Chapter 1 -- Objects of the Past in the Past -- Figure 1.1: The Hammer of St Martin (image courtesy of Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht / Ruben de Heer) -- Figure 1.2: Two Late Bronze Age amber beads used as charms against blindness by the Macdonalds of Glencoe, Scotland, in the 19th century (NMS Acc. Nos H.NO 4-5). © National Museums Scotland. -- Figure 1.3: A prehistoric flint arrowhead mounted in a gold pendant to be worn as an amulet (NMS Acc. No. H.NO 75). © National Museums Scotland. -- Chapter 2
Doubtful associations? Assessing Bronze Age 'multi-period' hoards from northern England, Scotland and Wales -- Matthew G. Knight -- Figure 2.1: Frequency of different out-of-time object types found in Late Bronze Age multi-period hoards from northern England, Scotland and Wales. -- Figure 2.2: A map of Britain and Ireland showing the distribution of the case studies described in this paper (numbers correlate with Table 1 and the appendix). Case studies are plotted according to the likelihood of truly representing an out-of-time depo
Figure 2.3: The Callander hoard. Illustration: Alan Braby © National Museums Scotland -- Figure 2.4: The Kincardine hoard. Photo: M. Knight, courtesy of the Highland Folk Museum -- Figure 2.5: The Corsbie Moss spearhead and sword. Photo: M. Knight © National Museums Scotland -- Figure 2.6: A selection of worn and fragmentary blades from Duddingston Loch. The Middle Bronze Age rapier is illustrated bottom right. Illustration: Marion O'Neil © National Museums Scotland
Figure 2.7: The expected typological durations of the objects in the Kincardine and Callander hoards (following information in Burgess and Gerloff 1981 -- Davis 2012 -- Schmidt and Burgess 1981) -- Chapter 3 -- Connecting with the past: Earliest Iron Age multi-period hoards in Wessex -- Dot Boughton -- Figure 3.1: Melksham Hoard (Wiltshire). Image used with kind permission of Devizes Museum. -- Figure 3.2: Stockbury Hoard (Kent). Treasure Number 2011T110. Image courtesy of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
Figure 3.3: Distribution of Earliest Iron Age socketed axeheads in South England, South West England and South Wales. Key: 1 = Hindon, Wiltshire (WILT-9439A7) -- 2 = Hindon II, Wiltshire (WILT-A74356) -- 3 = Tisbury, Wiltshire (WILT-0594F7) -- 4 = Vale of War -- Figure 3.4: Examples of Portland-type axes from the Portland Hoard (Dorset). Image used with kind permission of The Salisbury Museum (Pitt Rivers Collection)
Summary How did past communities view, understand and communicate their pasts? And how can we, as archaeologists, understand this? This volume brings together a range of case studies in which objects of the past were encountered and reappropriated
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Figure 3.5: Top (left to right): socketed axeheads from Salisbury Hoard (1, 2), socketed axehead from Blandford Hoard (3). Bottom: socketed gouges from Blandford Hoard, (Dorset). Illustration: D. Boughton
Subject Antiquities -- Interpretive programs -- History
Archaeology -- Great Britain
Historiography -- Great Britain
Antiquities -- Interpretive programs.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Boughton, Dot
Wilkinson, Rachel E
ISBN 9781789692495