Blog postThe value of an object is often framed in terms of its completeness. As individuals and as a museum, we like pristine things and try to keep them that way. If something breaks, we repair it. If it is broken beyond repair, we may replace it. And yet, sometimes it...
Book chapterFour beads were found during the excavations: two from pit  containing Urn 4 (P4) with Barrow 14, and two from pit  under Barrow 22. All four were analysed by Dr Lore Troalen using qualitative X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) (App 13.6).
Sheridan, Alison J
heathland, barrows, history of Petersfield Heath, micro-excavation, community interpretation, prehistoric field systems, Bronze Age, Neolithic, burial diversity, Mesolithic, and demographic estimation
Journal articleBroken and damaged Bronze Age metalwork has long been studied, but there is no methodology for identifying signs of intentional versus unintentional action. Past approaches have tended to rely on assumptions about how such finds were damaged. Drawing on the material properties of copper alloys, as well as on recent...
Knight, Matthew G