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- DescriptionThis volume present a detailed study of the thin, usually rectangular, pieces of pierced fine stone that occur in inhumation graves of Beaker date mainly of the second half of the third millennium cal BC. These objects are considered to be archer's bracers or wristguards. The study forms part of a more wide-ranging research project to identify more accurately the significance of burial assemblages from Beaker and Early Bronze Age contexts in England and Wales. The key objective is to produce a detailed analysis of the nature and function of these grave goods, beginning with the bracers, and to test the hypothesis that many of the artefacts were originally designed for use as components of ritual costume or as equipment for use in religious acts and ceremonies. The volume includes an illustrated database of all recorded bracers.
- Author BiographyAnn Woodward is a retired Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. She specialises in Bronze Age pottery and barrows; her publications include An Examination of Prehistoric Stone Bracers, and Prehistoric Britain: The Ceramic Basis. John Hunter is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Birmingham and a renowned expert in forensic archaeology.
- Author(s)Ann Woodward,David Bukach,Fiona Roe,John Hunter
- PublisherOxbow Books
- Date of Publication15/12/2011
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxbow Books
- Content Notecol & b/w illus
- Weight1021 g
- Width208 mm
- Height297 mm
- Spine18 mm
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