Artefacts Volume 1:
Anglo-Saxon period is of immense importance to the later history of
Britain. It saw the changeover from British-speaking provinces dominated
by Roman power and culture to English-speaking kingdoms interacting
within a European network of kings, nobles and chiefs. The two centuries
from AD 400 onwards in lowland Britain were witness to huge changes in
social structure, settlement pattern, political ideology, language and
religion. In this important new book, Brett Hammond has drawn together
images, distribution maps and descriptions of some important pieces of
jewellery, war gear and feasting equipment from the period alongside
representative examples of objects which were in daily use. The book
covers a vast range of object types – from the rare and the exotic to
the everyday – offering a thorough coverage of the fascinating
material which survives from this period.
In addition to the outline history, the book features detailed
descriptions of many important new finds which shed light into the
gloomier corners of the period: the links between the Roman, Anglo-Saxon
and Scandinavian worlds.
British Artefacts is an ideal reference work for detectorists,
archaeologists, museum staff, collectors and anyone with a serious
interest in the early Anglo-Saxon years.
show the breadth of coverage of the title: Intro to the Series,
Glossary, Intro to the Early Anglo-Saxon Period, Advice for Collectors,
Valuations, Runes, Advice for Finders, Outline of the Early Anglo-Saxon
Period, Art styles, Artefacts production & distribution, Ceramic
production and Metal Artefacts. The “Metal Artefacts” covered
include: Brooches, Buckles & Belt Fittings, Clasps, Weapons &
Fittings, Bowls & Vessels, Pendants, Belt Rings, Bracelets &
Arm-rings, Chatelaines, Latch-lifters & Girdle-Hangers, Keys, Combs,
Earrings, Finger-rings, Harness & Bridle Mounts, Neck-rings,
Padlocks, Pins, Purse Mounts & Fire-steels, Pyxides, Spoons, Spurs,
Tags, Metallic Threads, Toilet Sets, Tools and Weaving Equipment.
The Non-Metallic Artefacts include Amber, Antler, Bone, Ceramics,
Gemstones, Glassware, Horn, Ivory and Stone.
contains 20 maps showing the distribution throughout Britain of various
classes of objects and has over 230 beautiful illustrations.
A4; 132 pages; 230 illustrations; 20 maps; softback.
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