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London’s Roman Tools: Craft, agriculture and experience in an ancient cityOwen Humphreys 2021 © BAR Publishing
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London was the administrative centre of Roman Britain, and its largest city. After centuries of excavation, Londinium is one of the best understood cities in the Empire. London is also home to one of the most exceptional collections of craft and agricultural tools in the Roman world. London’s Roman Tools moves beyond typological analysis to show how Roman artefacts can illuminate the lives of ordinary people. Using a framework of practice theory, it explores the lives of Roman craft and agricultural workers in London; a diverse and changing group which has rarely been examined previously. Also provided is an illustrated catalogue of 837 Roman tools from London. Many are exceptionally well preserved, some are unknown elsewhere, and most have not previously been published. A detailed typological discussion synthesises decades of developments in French and German literature with new insights from the London material.
- Archaeology of Roman Britain
- BAR British Series
- 9781407357393 (ebook)
- 9781407357386 (paper)
- BAR Number
- Metal Objects
- Catalogues / Collections / Indexes / Bibliographies
- Metallurgy / Mining
- Craft working (general titles, bone, glass, textiles, Etc.)
- Western Europe and Britain
- Museum Studies / Conservation / Heritage / Education
- Trade / Exchange / Travel / Economy
- Identity / Gender / Childhood / Ethnicity / Romanization
- Agriculture / Farming / Husbandry / Land-use / Irrigation
- Citable Link
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