Technologies of Enchantment?

Technologies of Enchantment?

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This study attempts to connect Celtic art to its archaeological context, looking at how it was made, used, and deposited. Based on the first comprehensive database of Celtic art, it brings together current theories concerning the links between people and artefacts found in many areas of the social sciences. The authors argue that Celtic art was deliberately complex and ambiguous so that it could be used to negotiate social position and relations in an inherently unstable Iron Age world, especially in developing new forms of identity with the coming of the Romans. Placing the decorated metalwork of the later Iron Age in a long-term perspective of metal objects from the Bronze Age onwards, the volume pays special attention to the nature of deposition and focuses on settlements, hoards, and burials - including Celtic art objects' links with other artefact classes, such as iron objects and coins.The history of damage, repairs, and replacements on scabbards and swords ( data from Stead 2006) Stead number and name Scabbard and sword history 8 Battersea 31 Orton Meadows 35 Standlake 53 Fovant 66 Mill Hill, Deal 67 Littleanbsp;...

Title:Technologies of Enchantment?
Author:Duncan Garrow, Chris Gosden
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-08-02


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