Journal articleWhat do you picture when you think of the â€˜Dark Ageâ€™? The common perception the phrase conjures is simple living and hardship. However, the sheer number of inscribed objects from this period paint another picture. Through new research methods, we are uncovering the multiple voices of early medieval Britain and...
Journal articleThe roles of migration, admixture and acculturation in the European transition to farming have been debated for over 100 years. Genome-wide ancient DNA studies indicate predominantly Aegean ancestry for continental Neolithic farmers, but also variable admixture with local Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. Neolithic cultures first appear in Britain circa 4000 bc, a millennium after...
Brace, Selina ; Diekmann, Yoan ; Booth, Thomas J ; Faltyskova, Zuzana ; Rohland, Nadin …
Journal articleOrganic acids were previously shown to be involved in the alteration of historic soda silicate glasses in humid atmospheres under museum storage conditions. The present study investigates the role of these pollutants on the visual, compositional and structural modification of soda silicate glasses. Replica glasses aged in humid or humid/acidic...
Robinet, L ; Eremin, Katherine ; Coupry, Claude ; Hall, Christopher ; Lacome, Nelly
Journal articleThis paper will consider the positive contribution from hobbyist metal detecting from both the perspective of the archaeological and metal detecting community. Are we currently opting for a path of least resistance with a ‘better than nothing’ approach to encourage reporting and to maintain good working relationships, even if it...
Archaeology, treasure trove system, non-professional, positive contribution, responsible practice, hobbyist metal detectorist, professional, artefacts, heritage management, recreation, and engagement.
Archäologie ohne Aufgaben? Wie die Fortschritte naturwissenschaftlicher Verfahren die moderne archäologische Forschung an Funden beeinflussen und verändern: Scientific archaeology - to what end? How progress in the analytical methods of the natural sciences has influenced and changed modern archaeological research on findsModern research on archaeological artefacts has profited considerably from the use of analytical techniques from the natural sciences. Recent research has allowed us to reconstruct considerably more precise "biographies" of artefacts than was the case previously, as illustrated by several examples from the author's own current research. However, as is...
Sheridan, J A