Domestic Wooden Artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking Times

Domestic Wooden Artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking Times

The book attempts to answer questions about who made the many and varied objects, who used them and how their style and decoration compares to contemporary pottery, metal and stone artefacts.

Author: Caroline Earwood

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032815717

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Traces the changing styles and manufacturing techniques of wooden domestic artefacts. The book attempts to answer questions about who made the many and varied objects, who used them and how their style and decoration compares to contemporary pottery, metal and stone artefacts.
Categories: Social Science

Roman Domestic Wood

Roman Domestic Wood

The lengthy subtitle aptly describes the content of this volume as an 'Analysis of the morphology, manufacture and use of selected categories of domestic wooden artefacts with particular reference to the material from Roman Britain'.

Author: Paola Pugsley

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015059957244

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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The lengthy subtitle aptly describes the content of this volume as an 'Analysis of the morphology, manufacture and use of selected categories of domestic wooden artefacts with particular reference to the material from Roman Britain'. Paola Pugsley presents an in-depth analysis of a limited assemblage of domestic wooden material from Britain, and comparative objects from Europe, discussing issues and problems of preservation, deposition and interpretation. Among the objects considered are combs and other grooming accessories, wood-soled footwear, boxes, tableware and kitchen equipment, supplemented by evidence from literary sources, iconography and an experimental study that focused on technological aspects. Pugsley concludes that many of the objects had important social as well as utilitarian functions and that the Roman period was a time of innovation which led to significant developments in technology and design. English text; abstracts in French, Italian and German.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture

Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture

1973, and Orme and Coles 1983); for domestic wooden artefacts and household items (Earwood 1993 and Waly 1999); for a range of wooden objects, and also nets ...

Author: Linda Hurcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136801990

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 646

This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through typology, ethnography and experiment, and every type of material including wood, fibers, bones, hides and adhesives, stone, clay, and metals. With over seventy illustrations with almost fifty in full colour, this book not only provides the tools an archaeologist will need to interpret past societies from their artefacts, but also a keen appreciation of the beauty and tactility involved in working with these fascinating objects. This is a book no archaeologist should be without, but it will also appeal to anybody interested in the interaction between people and objects.
Categories: Social Science



Earwood , C. ( 1993 ) Domestic wooden artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking times , Exeter : Exeter University Press .

Author: Kevin Greene

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812218280

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 387

A substantially revised and expanded edition of one of the most widely-used and respected general introductions to the field of archaeology.
Categories: Social Science

Craft Industry and Everyday Life

Craft  Industry and Everyday Life

Other wooden small finds include many coopered or stave - built vessels ,
domestic tools and utensils , boxes and other ... By comparison with pottery , the
survival of any wooden artefact for 1,000 years in the ground is rare ; it requires
the ...

Author: Carole A. Morris

Publisher: Council for British Archeology

ISBN: IND:30000079563791

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 482

Categories: Social Science

Artefacts in Roman Britain

Artefacts in Roman Britain

Earwood, C. (1991) 'Objects ofwood,' in Holbrook and Bidwell (1991): 275–8. (1993) Domestic Wooden Artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking ...

Author: Lindsay Allason-Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521860123

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 566

Helps the student understand the numerous artefacts from Roman Britain and what they reveal about life in the province.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

Earwood, C. (1988) Wooden containers and other wooden artefacts from the Glastonbury ... (1993) Domestic wooden artefacts—in Britain and Ireland from the ...

Author: Francesco Menotti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199573493

Category: Science

Page: 943

View: 633

The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology is the most comprehensive survey of world wetland archaeology ever published and sets out and covers the key issues and debates in the theory and practice of wetland archaeology, which has played a crucial role in studies of our past. Due to the high quantity of well-preserved organic materials found in humid environments, the study of wetlands has allowed archaeologists to reconstruct people's everyday lives ingreat detail. Through concise essays written by over fifty of the world's leading scholars in the field, it describes the scientific and archaeological principles, methodologies, and spectacular results of past and present archaeological investigations of wetland environments.
Categories: Science

A Crannog of the First Millennium AD

A Crannog of the First Millennium  AD

Earwood, C 1993a Domestic Wooden Artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking Times. Exeter: EUP. Earwood, C 1993b 'The dating of wooden ...

Author: Anne Crone

Publisher: Society Antiquaries Scotland

ISBN: 9780903903363

Category: Archaeology, Medieval

Page: 153

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The early medieval crannog in Loch Glashan was excavated in 1960 by Jack Scott, in advance of dam construction. The crannog produced a rich organic assemblage of wood and leather objects, as well as exotic items such as continental imported pottery and a brooch studded with amber. This title examines all the evidence from the crannog.
Categories: Archaeology, Medieval

The Handbook of British Archaeology

The Handbook of British Archaeology

Earwood, C. (1993) Domestic Wooden Artefacts from Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking times. University of Exeter Press, Exeter.

Author: Lesley Adkins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472127747

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 357

For over 25 years The Handbook of British Archaeology has been the foremost guide to archaeological methods, artefacts and monuments, providing clear explanations of all specialist terms used by archaeologists. This completely revised and updated edition is packed with the latest information and now includes the most recent developments in archaeological science. Meticulously researched, every section has been extensively updated by a team of experts. There are chapters devoted to each of the archaeological periods found in Britain, as well as two chapters on techniques and the nature of archaeological remains. All the common artefacts, types of sites and current theories and methods are covered. The growing interest in post-medieval and industrial archaeology is fully explored in a brand new section dealing with these crucial periods. Hundreds of new illustrations enable instant comparison and identification of objects and monuments - from Palaeolithic handaxes to post-medieval gravestones. Several maps pinpoint the key sites, and other features include an extensive bibliography and a detailed index. The Handbook of British Archaeology is the most comprehensive resource book available and is essential for anyone with an interest in the subject - from field archaeologists and academics to students, heritage professionals, Time Team followers and amateur enthusiasts.
Categories: Social Science

Llangorse Crannog

Llangorse Crannog

Earwood, C. 1993, Domestic Wooden Artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking Times (University of Exeter, Exeter). Earwood, C. 2007, 'Wood ...

Author: Alan Lane

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781789253078

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 577

The crannog on Llangorse Lake near Brecon in mid Wales was discovered in 1867 and first excavated in 1869 by two local antiquaries, Edgar and Henry Dumbleton, who published their findings over the next four years. In 1988 dendrochronological dates from submerged palisade planks established its construction in the ninth century, and a combined off- and on-shore investigation of the site was started as a joint project between Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. The subsequent surveys and excavation (1989-1994, 2004) resulted in the recovery of a remarkable time capsule of life in the late ninth and tenth century, on the only crannog yet identified in Wales. This publication re-examines the early investigations, describes in detail the anatomy of the crannog mound and its construction, and the material culture found. The crannog’s treasures include early medieval secular and religious metalwork, evidence for manufacture, the largest depository of early medieval carpentry in Wales and a remarkable richly embroidered silk and linen textile which is fully analysed and placed in context. The crannog’s place in Welsh history is explored, as a royal llys (‘court’) within the kingdom of Brycheiniog. Historical record indicates the site was destroyed in 916 by Aethelflaed, the Mercian queen, in the course of the Viking wars of the early tenth century. The subsequent significance of the crannog in local traditions and its post-medieval occupation during a riotous dispute in the reign Elizabeth I are also discussed. Two logboats from the vicinity of the crannog are analysed, and a replica described. The cultural affinities of the crannog and its material culture is assessed, as are their relationship to origin myths for the kingdom, and to probable links with early medieval Ireland. The folk tales associated with the lake are explored, in a book that brings together archaeology, history, myths and legends, underwater and terrestrial archaeology.
Categories: Social Science

Building Anglo Saxon England

Building Anglo Saxon England

... a typical household probably had more wooden vessels than ceramic ones.174 Caroline Earwood's study of domestic wooden artefacts offers broader ...

Author: John Blair

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691228426

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 306

A radical rethinking of the Anglo-Saxon world that draws on the latest archaeological discoveries This beautifully illustrated book draws on the latest archaeological discoveries to present a radical reappraisal of the Anglo-Saxon built environment and its inhabitants. John Blair, one of the world's leading experts on this transformative era in England's early history, explains the origins of towns, manor houses, and castles in a completely new way, and sheds new light on the important functions of buildings and settlements in shaping people's lives during the age of the Venerable Bede and King Alfred. Building Anglo-Saxon England demonstrates how hundreds of recent excavations enable us to grasp for the first time how regionally diverse the built environment of the Anglo-Saxons truly was. Blair identifies a zone of eastern England with access to the North Sea whose economy, prosperity, and timber buildings had more in common with the Low Countries and Scandinavia than the rest of England. The origins of villages and their field systems emerge with a new clarity, as does the royal administrative organization of the kingdom of Mercia, which dominated central England for two centuries. Featuring a wealth of color illustrations throughout, Building Anglo-Saxon England explores how the natural landscape was modified to accommodate human activity, and how many settlements--secular and religious—were laid out with geometrical precision by specialist surveyors. The book also shows how the Anglo-Saxon love of elegant and intricate decoration is reflected in the construction of the living environment, which in some ways was more sophisticated than it would become after the Norman Conquest.
Categories: Architecture

The Sculpture of David Nash

The Sculpture of David Nash

... you've made wooden tables , wooden ladders and other domestic wooden artefacts . ... Later on , when being persuaded to buy a wood - stove for his home ...

Author: Julian Andrews

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520220447

Category: Art

Page: 180

View: 972

A fully illustrated overview of the work of David Nash, a contemporary British sculptor famous for his work with natural materials.
Categories: Art

Plants in Archaeology

Plants in Archaeology

Earwood , C. 1990. Domestic wooden artefacts from prehistoric and early historic
periods in Britain and Ireland : Their manufacture and use . PhD thesis . Unpub .
Univ . Exeter . 1994. Domestic wooden artefacts in Britain and Ireland from ...

Author: Rowena Gale

Publisher: Westbury Academic and Scientific Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025326658

Category: Botany

Page: 512

View: 440

An Identification manual of vegetative plant materials used in Europe and the southern Mediterranean to c.1500'. This large volume includes detailed anatomical descriptions of more than 160 species of plants and trees that have either been identified in archaeological remains or those that are known to have been used in the past. Described as a working manual, the book is aimed at botanists, archaeologists, conservators and students researching related topics. The authors discuss the uses and properties of wood, stems, roots, leaves and fibres in creating objects of art, ceremonial items, their use as fuel, for transport, hunting and in the manufacture of weapons. References to source material and examples of alternative and archaic names are included in this important reference work.
Categories: Botany

Roman Britain Through its Objects

Roman Britain Through its Objects

Pugsley, P., 2003: 'Roman Domestic Wood: Analysisofthe Morphology, Manufactureand UseofSelected Categoriesof Domestic Wooden Artefacts with Particular ...

Author: Iain Ferris

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445615868

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 893

An alternative history of Roman Britain
Categories: History

Crafting in the World

Crafting in the World

Earwood, C. (1993). Domestic wooden artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking times. Exeter: University of Exeter Press.

Author: Clare Burke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319650883

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 942

This volume expands understandings of crafting practices, which in the past was the major relational interaction between the social agency of materials, technology, and people, in co-creating an emergent ever-changing world. The chapters discuss different ways that crafting in the present is useful in understanding crafting experiences and methods in the past, including experiments to reproduce ancient excavated objects, historical accounts of crafting methods and experiences, craft revivals, and teaching historical crafts at museums and schools. Crafting in the World is unique in the diversity of its theoretical and multidisciplinary approaches to researching crafting, not just as a set of techniques for producing functional objects, but as social practices and technical choices embodying cultural ideas, knowledge, and multiple interwoven social networks. Crafting expresses and constitutes mental schemas, identities, ideologies, and cultures. The multiple meanings and significances of crafting are explored from a great variety of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, sociology, education, psychology, women’s studies, and ethnic studies. This book provides a deep temporal range and a global geographical scope, with case studies ranging from Europe, Africa, and Asia to the Americas and a global internet website for selling home crafted items.
Categories: Social Science

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Earwood , C 1993 Domestic Wooden Artefacts in Britain and Ireland from
Neolithic to Viking Times . Exeter University Press , Exeter . Ellis , C 1999 An
Archaeological Assessment of the Scottish Wetlands . Unpublished report for
Historic ...

Author: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland


ISBN: STANFORD:36105118563365

Category: Archaeology


View: 165

Includes List of members.
Categories: Archaeology

Northern Archaeological Textiles

Northern Archaeological Textiles

This object, approximately 3cm in length, has been identified by Carol Morris in her unpublished thesis about domestic wooden artefacts AD 400–1500 as a ...

Author: Frances Pritchard

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782979814

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 138

View: 562

This volume presents the papers from the seventh North-European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles (NESAT), held in Edinburgh in 1999. The themes covered demonstrate a variety of scholarship that will encourage anyone working in this important and stimulating area of archaeology. From the golden robes of a Roman burial, to the fashionable Viking in Denmark, through to the early modern period and more technological aspects of textile-research, these twenty-four papers (five of which are in German) provide a wealth of new information on the study of ancient textiles in northern Europe.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Finds from the Well at St Paul in the Bail Lincoln

Finds from the Well at St Paul in the Bail  Lincoln

AngloSaxon andMedieval Woodworking Crafts: theManufacture and Use of Domestic and Utilitarian Wooden Artifactsin the British Isles, 400–1500 AD, ...

Author: Jenny Mann

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782974666

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

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This report examines the finds from the 17th-century backfill of a well in the churchyard of St. Paul-in-the-Bail. Dug possibly as early as the 1st century, the well lay within the east range of the later forum , and may have been used subsequently as the baptistry of two successive early churches, built some time between the late 4th and 7th centuries. The history and use of the well is briefly outlined, with the focus of the volume on the finds. The assemblage from the 17th-century backfill represents the largest group of artefacts of this period to have been recovered in the city of Lincoln and contains a high proportion of organic material. The artefacts show a wide range in type and quality, including both common household articles and items indicating a relatively high social status. Selected finds are catalogued, primarily by function.
Categories: Social Science