Studies in Memory of Mark Blackburn
Author: Martin Allen
Mark Blackburn was one of the leading scholars of the numismatics and monetary history of the British Isles and Scandinavia during the early medieval period. He published more than 200 books and articles on the subject, and was instrumental in building bridges between numismatics and associated disciplines, in fostering international communication and cooperation, and in establishing initiatives to record new coin finds. This memorial volume of essays commemorates Mark Blackburn’s considerable achievement and impact on the field, builds on his research and evaluates a vibrant period in the study of early medieval monetary history. Containing a broad range of high-quality research from both established figures and younger scholars, the essays in this volume maintain a tight focus on Europe in the early Middle Ages (6th-12th centuries), reflecting Mark’s primary research interests. In geographical terms the scope of the volume stretches from Spain to the Baltic, with a concentration of papers on the British Isles. As well as a fitting tribute to remarkable scholar, the essays in this collection constitute a major body of research which will be of long-term value to anyone with an interest in the history of early medieval Europe.
Illustrated by Finds Recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Author: Sam Moorhead,Greg Payne,Portable Antiquities Scheme (Great Britain)
Category: Coins, Roman
Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Author: Anni Byard
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Anni byard explores some of the wonderful and fascinating objects to have been found in Oxfordshire.
The Later Prehistory of the West Midlands
Author: Derek Hurst
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
The West Midlands has struggled archaeologically to project a distinct regional identity, having largely been defined by reference to other areas with a stronger cultural identity and history, such as Wessex the South-West, and the North. Only occasionally has the West Midlands come to prominence, for instance in the middle Saxon period (viz. the kingdom of Mercia), or, much later, with rural south Shropshire being the birthplace of the Industrial rRevolution. Yet it is a region rich in natural mineral resources, set amidst readily productive farmland, and with major rivers, such as the Severn, facilitating transportation. The scale of its later prehistoric monuments, notably the hillforts, proclaims the centralisation of some functions, whether for security, exchange or emulation, while society supported the production and widespread distribution of specialised craft goods. Finally, towards the close of prehistory, localised kingdoms can be seen to emerge into view. In the course of reviewing the evidence for later prehistory from the Middle Bronze Age to Late Iron Age, the papers presented here adopt a variety of approaches, being either regional, county-wide, or thematic (eg. by site type, or artefactual typology), and they also encompass the wider landscape as reconstructed from environmental evidence. This is the second volume in a series – The Making of the West Midlands – that explores the archaeology of the English West Midlands region from the Lower Palaeolithic onwards. These volumes, based on a series of West Midlands Research Framework seminars, aim to transform perceptions of the nature and significance of the archaeological evidence across a large part of central Britain.
Author: Roger Bland,Adrian Chadwick,David Mattingley,Colin Haselgrove
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
More coin hoards have been recorded from Roman Britain than from any other province of the Empire. This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume provides a survey of over 3260 hoards of Iron Age and Roman coins found in England and Wales with a detailed analysis and discussion.Theories of hoarding and deposition and examined, national and regional patterns in the landscape settings of coin hoards presented, together with an analysis of those hoards whose findspots were surveyed and of those hoards found in archaeological excavations. It also includes an unprecedented examination of the containers in which coin hoards were buried and the objects found with them. The patterns of hoarding in Britain from the late 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD are discussed. The volume also provides a survey of Britain in the 3rd century AD, as a peak of over 700 hoards are known from the period from AD 253-296. This has been a particular focus of the project which has been a collaborative research project between the University of Leicester and the British Museum funded by the AHRC. The aim has been to understand the reasons behind the burial and non-recovery of these finds. A comprehensive online database (https://finds.org.uk/database) underpins the project, which also undertook a comprehensive GIS analysis of all the hoards and field surveys of a sample of them.
Proceedings of the Portable Antiquities Scheme Conference 2007
Author: Portable Antiquities Scheme (Great Britain). Conference,Sally Worrell
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
In 2007 the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) marked its tenth anniversary by holding a conference at which speakers, both from within the Scheme and outside gave a series of papers that demonstrated the research potential of recording finds of archaeological objects made by members of the public. This volume contains papers given at that conference together with a number of other contributions. PAS started as six pilot schemes in 1997 and became a national network across England and Wales in 2003. The core aim of PAS has always been to minimise the loss to our heritage caused by the failure to record systematically objects found by the public metal-detector users, amateur field-walkers and chance finders. The reason for recording these objects is to create a resource that can be used at many different levels as a resource for school projects purposes, for studying the history of ones local area, or for academic research. Contents: Foreword (Roger Bland); 1) The Portable Antiquities Schemes Database: its development for research since 1998 (Daniel E. J. Pett); 2) The Portable Antiquities Scheme: the contribution of lithics and lithic scatters (Clive Jonathon Bond); 3) Metal Detecting Rallies and Landscape Archaeology: recreating lost landscapes on the Berkshire downs (Kate Sumnall and Paula Levick); 4) An Assessment of the Archaeological Research Dividends of the Portable Antiquities Scheme: a case study of Bronze Age metalwork from East Anglia (Nisha Doshi); 5) Celtic Art, GIS Analysis and the Portable Antiquities Scheme (Duncan Garrow); 6) New Evidence for Iron Age Sword Strap Fasteners Identified by PAS (Liz Andrews-Wilson); 7) Iron Age Warwickshire: has the Portable Antiquities Scheme made a difference? (Angie Bolton); 8) Changing Objects in Changing Worlds: dragonesque brooches and beaded torcs (Fraser Hunter); 9) The Cult of Totatis: evidence for tribal identity in mid Roman Britain (Adam Daubney); 10) The Portable Antiquities Scheme and Roman Rural Settlement: some preliminary work on Wiltshire (Tom Brindle); 11) Portable Antiquities in the Roman Frontier Rob Collins (Expanding the Frontiers: how the Portable Antiquities Scheme database increases knowledge of Roman coin use in England (Sam Moorhead); 12) Early Anglo-Saxon Brooches in Southern England: the contribution of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (Laura McLean); 13) Beyond the Tribal Hidage: using portable antiquities to explore early Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in southern England (Sue Harrington and Martin Welch); 14) The Changing Face of Saucer-brooch Distribution, 1912 - 1977 - 1997 2007 (Tania Dickinson); 15) A Productive Site at Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire: salt, communication and trade in Anglo-Saxon England (John Naylor and Julian D. Richards); 16) Medieval Copper-alloy Mace-heads from England, Scotland and Wales (Adam Daubney); 17) Widespread Devotion: new insights from the Portable Antiquities Scheme into medieval pilgrim trinkets (Geoff Egan); 18) Personal and Impersonal Impressions: identity revealed through seals (John Cherry); 19) Searching with a Fine-toothed Comb: combs for humans and horses on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database (Steven P. Ashby and Angie Bolton).
With an Appendix of New Finds from Gaul
Author: Roger Bland,Xavier Loriot
Category: Coin hoards
Essays on Roman London and Its Hinterland for Harvey Sheldon
Author: John Clark
Publisher: Council for British Archeology
This volume, a collection of essays in honour of Harvey Sheldon, begins with a section on the chronology and cartography of Roman London. The second section examines the landscape and environment of Roman London and its hinterland, drawing from a variety of disciplines.The third part of the book examines themes which are more difficult to identify through the archaeological record, such as education, cults and attitudes to death and burial. In the fourth section of the volume, the rich material culture of Roman London is examined through a series of papers on artefacts, including brooches, inkwells and toilet implements.
Author: Andrew Richardson
Author: Peter Guest,Nicholas Wells,Nick Wells
Category: Coin hoards
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Category: Middle Ages
Lists articles, notes, and similar literature on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 450 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for the period before the Muslim conquest and parts of those areas subsequently controlled by Christian powers.
Author: Elijah Howarth,F. R.. Rowley,Charles Madeley,W. Ruskin Butterfield
"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.
Finding Our Past
Author: Richard Hobbs
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
This title gives a brief overview of the "history" of treasure, including origins of the law of Treasure Trove in England and Wales, and the events which led to its revision in 1996. It features the major UK finds such as the hoards from Hoxne, Mildenhall and Winchester.
Includes section "Reviews."