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Arts and Crafts in Iron Age East Yorkshire: A holistic approach to pattern and purpose, c. 400BC-AD100Helen Chittock 2021 © BAR Publishing
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This volume presents a new approach to decorative practices in Iron Age Britain and beyond. It aims to collapse the historic distinction between art and craft during the period 400BC-AD100 by examining the purposeful nature of decoration on varied Iron Age objects, not just those traditionally considered art. A case study from East Yorkshire (UK), a region well known for its elaborate Iron Age metalwork, is presented. This study takes a holistic approach to the finds from a sample of 30 sites, comparing pattern and plainness on objects of a wide range of materials. The analysis focuses on the factors that led makers to decorate certain objects in certain ways and the uses of different patterns in different social contexts. A concentrated study on evidence for use-wear, damage, repair and modification then draws on primary research and uses assemblage theory to better understand the uses and functions of decorated objects and the ways these developed over time.
- BAR British Series
- Archaeology of Prehistoric Art
- 9781407356976 (paper)
- 9781407356983 (ebook)
- BAR Number
- Craft working (general titles, bone, glass, textiles)
- Theory and Method (general titles)
- History of Archaeology
- Identity / Gender / Childhood / Ethnicity / Romanization
- Dress / Jewellery / Personal Ornament
- History of archaeology
- Death / Burial / Cemeteries / Tombs
- Metal Objects
- Celtic Art
- Art / Sculpture / Gems / Seals
- Bronze Age and Iron Age
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