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The Resource Ritual in early Bronze Age grave goods : an examination of ritual and dress equipment from Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age graves in England, Ann Woodward and John Hunter ; with David Bukach, Stuart Needham and Alison Sheridan ; and with contributions by Peter Bray [and twelve others]

Ritual in early Bronze Age grave goods : an examination of ritual and dress equipment from Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age graves in England, Ann Woodward and John Hunter ; with David Bukach, Stuart Needham and Alison Sheridan ; and with contributions by Peter Bray [and twelve others]

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Ritual in early Bronze Age grave goods : an examination of ritual and dress equipment from Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age graves in England
Title
Ritual in early Bronze Age grave goods
Title remainder
an examination of ritual and dress equipment from Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age graves in England
Statement of responsibility
Ann Woodward and John Hunter ; with David Bukach, Stuart Needham and Alison Sheridan ; and with contributions by Peter Bray [and twelve others]
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Language
eng
Summary
The exotic and impressive grave goods from burials of the Wessex Culture in Early Bronze Age Britain are well known and have inspired influential social and economic hypotheses, invoking the former existence of chiefs, warriors and merchants and high-ranking pastoralists. Alternative theories have sought to explain how display of such objects was related to religious and ritual activity rather than to economic status, and that groups of artefacts found in certain graves may have belonged to religious specialists. This volume is the result of a major research project that aimed to investigate Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age grave goods in relation to their possible use as special dress accessories or as equipment employed within ritual activities and ceremonies. Many items of adornment can be shown to have formed elements of elaborate costumes, probably worn by individuals, both male and female, who held important ritual roles within society. Furthermore, the analysis has shown that various categories of object long interpreted as mundane types of tool were in fact items of bodily adornment or implements used in ritual contexts, or in the special embellishment of the human body
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Woodward, Ann
Dewey number
942.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN778.22.G7
LC item number
W66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hunter, John
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  • Copper age
  • Bronze age
  • Grave goods
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Dress accessories
  • Social archaeology
  • England
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • England
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Ritual in early Bronze Age grave goods : an examination of ritual and dress equipment from Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age graves in England, Ann Woodward and John Hunter ; with David Bukach, Stuart Needham and Alison Sheridan ; and with contributions by Peter Bray [and twelve others]
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782976950
Lccn
2015014192
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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22573/ctt16t8nbd
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remote
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  • ocn907133125
  • (OCoLC)907133125
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Ritual in early Bronze Age grave goods : an examination of ritual and dress equipment from Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age graves in England, Ann Woodward and John Hunter ; with David Bukach, Stuart Needham and Alison Sheridan ; and with contributions by Peter Bray [and twelve others]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782976950
Lccn
2015014192
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16t8nbd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn907133125
  • (OCoLC)907133125

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