A reassessment of the Anglo-Saxon artefacts from Scotland: material interactions and identities in early medieval northern BritainThis thesis identifies and interprets the 5th to 9th-century Anglo-Saxon artefacts found within modern Scotland. It uses them to consider material expressions of ethnogenesis and to examine political, economic and ecclesiastical relations within early medieval northern Britain. In total, 221 objects are catalogued and discussed. The earliest finds suggest contact...
Doctoral thesisFor much of the twentieth century, Romano-Celtic syncretism has been considered an unproblematic fusion of polytheistic belief systems assumed to preserve prehistoric Celtic religion and yet also provide a key form of evidence for the assimilative process of Romanisation. However, given the abrupt disjunction in ritual practice and especially changes...
Goldberg, D Martin
Water in archaeological wood : a critical appraisal of some diagnostic tools for degradation assessmentWaterlogged wood conservation is ultimately directed towards effective drying of artefacts, since through this procedure is the best hope for their stabilisation. This is a much more risky activity for the conservator than it is for the modern timber technologist, because of the extreme chemical and physical changes the material...
Ogilvie, Ticca M A
An assessment of the positive contribution and negative impact of hobbyist metal detecting to sites of conflict in the UKIn the UK sites of conflict, in particular battlefields, are becoming more frequently associated with the label ‘heritage at risk’. As the concept of battlefield and conflict archaeology has evolved, so too has the recognition that battlefields are dynamic, yet fragile, archaeological landscapes in need of protection. The tangible evidence...