LectureHoards evoke stories and generate questions: Why do people collect things, both now and in the past? How do ordinary things become treasured objects? And why do we find these discoveries so fascinating? Hoards help us imagine particular events – the moment of burial, the moment of discovery – but...
Freeman, Emily ; Knight, Matthew
LectureThis lecture was delivered by Matt Knight, Senior Curator of Prehistory, National Museums of Scotland, with Vanessa Oakden, Oakden In 2018 five fragments of an almost complete late Bronze Age copper-alloy sword were recovered during metal detecting at Swettenham, Cheshire. The sword falls within the ‘transitional’ group of carp’s-tongue swords...
Knight, Matthew ; Oakden, Vanessa ; Jones, Ben ; Brandherm, Dirk
Conference paper (unpublished)
Selective fragmentation: exploring the treatment of metalwork across time and space in Bronze Age BritainAt the end of October the department was the host of a workshop on the topic of fragmentation in archaeological context. The meeting, which was organized by the PAG (Postdoctoral Archaeological Group) at the department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, gathered about 15 participants from various parts of Europe. Postdoctoral...