The Lewis Hoard of Gaming Pieces: a re-examination of their context, meanings, discovery and manufactureALMOST 180 YEARS of scholarship on the Lewis chessmen have given us a solid foundation of understanding, primarily based upon their art-historical analysis. Taking a more interdisciplinary approach (combining elements of art history with archaeology and history), this paper focuses on some over-looked themes — primarily the archaeological, gaming and...
Caldwell, David H ; Hall, Mark A ; Wilkinson, Caroline M
Journal articleThe writers describe the circumstances of discovery and acquisition and local significance of a fine Middle Bronze age dirk found in the River Tay near Perth. Attention is also drawn to a very similar weapon from Pitchaithly, Dunbarney, originally reported in the 19th century, and consideration is given to the...
Cowie, Trevor ; Hall, Mark A ; Northover, Peter ; O'Connor, Brendan