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Category: Metal Objects

Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester

Martin Biddle

Over 6000 objects were recovered during the Winchester excavations (1961-1971), offering insight not only into the industries and arts, but the economic, cultural, and social life of medieval Winchester. This volume covers all the objects from the finest products of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith’s skill to the iron tenter-hooks of the cloth industry. READ MORE

Hardback: £195.00

The Public Archaeology of Treasure

ed. Howard Williams et al.

Select proceedings of the 5th University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference (31 January 2020) reflect on the shifting and conflicting meanings, values and significances for treasure in archaeology’s public engagements, interactions and manifestations. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00

The Watlington Hoard

John Naylor et al.

Presenting the complete publication of the objects and coins in the Watlington Hoard, the authors discuss its wider implications for our understanding of hoarding in late 9th-century southern Britain, interactions between the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia, and the movements of the Viking Great Army after the Battle of Edington in 878.

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Paperback: £49.00 | Open Access

Light of Devotion: Oil Lamps of Kerala

Carol Radcliffe Bolon

This in-depth study of the medieval oil lamps of Kerala and beyond considers these art objects as primary sources for a broader discussion on the ritual use of Hindu oil lamps, their related and unique cultural history, their motifs, style and subject matter. From an understudied region, many of the pieces presented are previously unpublished. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Prehistoric Artefacts of Northern Ireland

Harry Welsh et al.

The last in a trilogy of monographs designed to provide a baseline survey of the prehistoric sites of Northern Ireland, this monograph considers the prehistoric artefacts that have been found in Northern Ireland. It aims to provide a basis for further research, and also to stimulate local interest in the prehistory of Northern Ireland. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Early Iron Age Metal Hoard from the Al Khawd Area (Sultan Qaboos University), Sultanate of Oman

ed. Nasser S. Al-Jahwari et al.

Numerous metallic artefacts, deposited in a hoard in ancient times, came to light by chance on the campus of the Sultan Qaboos University in Al Khawd, Sultanate of Oman. Mostly fashioned from copper, these objects compare well with numerous documented artefact classes from south-eastern Arabia assigned to the Early Iron Age (1200–300 BCE).

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Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

Irish Late Iron Age Equestrian Equipment in its Insular and Continental Context

Rena Maguire

This is the first practical archaeological study of Irish Iron Age lorinery. The horse and associated equipment were very much at the heart of the social changes set in motion by contact with the Roman Empire; the examination of the snaffles and bosals allows us to bring the people of the Late Iron Age in Ireland into focus. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

Invisible Connections: An Archaeometallurgical Analysis of the Bronze Age Metalwork from the Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig

Martin Odler et al.

The Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig has the largest university collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in Germany. This volume presents an analysis of 86 of these artefacts using a range of archaeometallurgical methods in order to provide a diachronic sample of Bronze Age Egyptian copper alloy metalwork from Dynasty 1 to Dynasty 19. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Maltese Archipelago at the Dawn of History

ed. Davide Tanasi et al.

This collection of essays provides a reassessment of the multifaceted evidence which emerged from excavations carried out in 1909 and 1959 in the settlement of Bahrija, both largely unpublished until now. Bahrija is a key site for understanding the later stages of Maltese prehistory before the beginning of the Phoenician colonial period. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

El instrumental de pesca en el Fretum Gaditanum (siglos V a.C. - VI d.C.)

ed. José Manuel Vargas Girón

The study of fishing tackle is an innovative area of research which is improving our understanding of one of the most important past economic activities: fishing. This book analyses fishing tackle in the region known as Fretum Gaditanum (the Strait of Gibraltar), where over a thousand pieces of evidence have been inventoried. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Experimental Archaeology: Making, Understanding, Story-telling

ed. Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood et al.

In this book, based on the proceedings of a two-day workshop on experimental archaeology at the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens in 2017, scholars, artists and craftspeople explore how people in the past made things, used and discarded them, from prehistory to the Middle Ages. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Glass, Wax and Metal: Lighting Technologies in Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval Times

ed. Ioannis Motsianos et al.

This volume provides an extensive look at the technological development of lighting and lighting devices during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in Western Europe and Byzantium. 29 papers are gathered from two International Lychnological Association (ILA) Round Tables held in Olten, Switzerland (2007) and Thessaloniki, Greece (2011). READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Brass from the Past

Vanda Morton

Brass from the Past follows the evolution of brass from its earliest forms around 2500 BC through to industrialised production in the eighteenth century, telling the story in the context of the people, economies, cultures, trade and technologies that have themselves defined the alloy and its spread around the world. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Pioneer Burial: A high-status Anglian warrior burial from Wollaston Northamptonshire

Ian Meadows

Excavations at Wollaston Quarry, near Wellingborough, uncovered a single late 7th century grave, the Pioneer burial. The burial contained artefacts indicative of very high status, with the early to middle Saxon helmet being at the time only the fourth to have been recovered from a burial in England. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | eBook: £16.00

Bronze Age Metalwork: Techniques and traditions in the Nordic Bronze Age 1500-1100 BC

Heide W. Nørgaard

Bronze ornaments of the Nordic Bronze Age were elaborate objects that served as status symbols to communicate social hierarchy. An interdisciplinary investigation of the artefacts (dating from 1500-1100 BC) was adopted to elucidate their manufacture and origin, resulting in new insights into metal craft in northern Europe during the Bronze Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £85.00 | Open Access

Die Bleifunde der römisch-republikanischen Anlage von Sanisera, Menorca

Regine Müller

This book presents archaeological and archaeometrical analysis of the lead finds from the Roman Republican military fort of Sanisera, northern Minorca. It places Sanisera within the historical context of the development of the late Roman Republic and early Imperial times. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Affect of Crafting

Uzma Z. Rizvi

The Affect of Crafting' presents an interrogation of materiality and crafting, a consideration of the situatedness of the technological practice of crafting itself, and the forms of relationships that exist between all things transformed in the act of crafting: bodies, minerals and landscapes. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Law of Treasure

A.G. Guest et al.

This book aims to provide a reliable guide to the Law of Treasure in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It will be of vital interest and utility to metal detectorists in addition to archaeologists, museums, coroner’s offices, finds liaison officers, farmers and landlords’ associations. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | eBook: £16.00

Metal Sewing-Thimbles Found in Britain

Brian Read

This is the first reference book that deals specifically with all types of sewing-thimble made from copper-alloy or silver, or either of these materials combined with iron or steel, and found in Britain. Domed, ring-type and open-top sewing-thimbles are described, among them unusual examples and others previously absent from the known record. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Classification of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Copper and Bronze Axe-heads from Southern Britain

Stuart Needham

This work presents a comprehensive classification of the morphology of early metal age axe-heads, chisels and stakes from southern Britain. It is illustrated by a type series of 120 representative examples. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Physical Barriers, Cultural Connections: A Reconsideration of the Metal Flow at the Beginning of the Metal Age in the Alps

Laura Perucchetti

This book considers the early copper and copper-alloy metallurgy of the entire Circum- Alpine region. It introduces a new approach to the interpretation of chemical composition data sets, which has been applied to a comprehensive regional database for the first time. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Romano-Celtic Mask Puzzle Padlocks

Jerry Slocum et al.

This book presents a little-known and ingenious artefact of the Roman world: a small puzzle padlock whose font plate bears a face or ‘mask’ of ‘Celtic’ style. READ MORE

Hardback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Catalogue of Artefacts from Malta in the British Museum

Josef Mario Briffa SJ et al.

Ancient finds from the Maltese islands are rare, and those held in the British Museum form an important collection. Represented is a wide cultural range, spanning the Early and Late Neolithic, the Bronze Age, Roman and more recent historic periods. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Cloth Seals: An Illustrated Guide to the Identification of Lead Seals Attached to Cloth

Stuart F. Elton

This book is intended to be a repository of the salient information currently available on the identification of cloth seals, and a source of new material that extends our understanding of these important indicators of post medieval and early modern industry and trade READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

Old Kingdom Copper Tools and Model Tools

Martin Odler

This volume gathers the textual, iconographic and palaeographic evidence and examines artefacts in order to revise the common view on the use of copper alloy tools and model tools in the Old Kingdom. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ritual in Late Bronze Age Ireland

Katherine Leonard

This text develops a new perspective on Late Bronze Age (LBA) Ireland by identifying and analysing patterns of ritual practice in the archaeological record. The bookends of this study are the introduction of the bronze slashing sword to Ireland at around 1200 BC and the introduction and proliferation of iron technology beginning around 600 BC. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Small Things – Wide Horizons

ed. Lars Larsson et al.

This publication honours Birgitta Hardh on her 70th birthday. Birgitta Hardh is one of the leading experts on European Viking Age, engaged in diverse research projects, and also a vital collaborator in various networks specializing in the period. Through time, Birgitta has extended her research to comprise other periods of the Iron Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

A Study of the Deposition and Distribution of Copper Alloy Vessels in Roman Britain

Jason Lundock

This book collects together data concerning copper alloy vessels from Roman Britain and relates this evidence to prevailing theories of consumption, identity and culture change in Britain during this time. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Metallurgy in Ancient Ecuador

Roberto Lleras Perez

This study aims to collect and systematise the existing general knowledge about pre-Hispanic metallurgy of Ecuador and the specific data concerning the collection of the Banco Central. The result is the most comprehensive book on Ecuadorian metallurgy to date. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Römisches Zaumzeug aus Pompeji, Herculaneum und Stabiae

Christina Simon

Few regions possess so many and mainly complete Roman bridles as do the Vesuvian sites. Singular find conditions permit both comprehensive antiquarian-historian analyses of their production, functionality, and everyday use and new approaches to their typology and chronology. READ MORE

Paperback: £36.00 | eBook: £16.00

Athyrmata: Critical Essays on the Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honour of E. Susan Sherratt

ed. Yannis Galanakis et al.

This volume brings together twenty-six papers to mark Susan Sherratt's 65th birthday - a collection that seeks to reflect both her broad range of interests and her ever-questioning approach to uncovering the realities of life in Europe and the Mediterranean in later prehistory. READ MORE

Paperback: £43.00 | eBook: £16.00

Copper Shaft-Hole Axes and Early Metallurgy in South-Eastern Europe: An Integrated Approach

Julia Heeb

Although the copper axes with central shaft-hole from south-eastern Europe have a long history of research, they have not been studied on a transnational basis since the 1960s. What has also been missing, is trying to use as many methods as possible to better understand their production, use and context. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00