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Beaker age bracers in England: sources, function and use

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Ann Woodward
Affiliation:
1Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
John Hunter
Affiliation:
1Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Rob Ixer
Affiliation:
2Department of Geology, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Fiona Roe
Affiliation:
3Blackthorn Cottage, Vicarage Lane, Hillesley, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7RA, UK
Philip J. Potts
Affiliation:
4Department of Earth Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
Peter C. Webb
Affiliation:
4Department of Earth Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
John S. Watson
Affiliation:
4Department of Earth Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
Michael C. Jones
Affiliation:
5Department of Statistics, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK

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The authors review the significance of bracers by undertaking a detailed examination of their morphology, fragmentation, manufacture and wear. The results have a number of implications regarding their use and value and this is supported by the use of petrographic and geochemical analyses which suggest discrete patterns of raw material acquisition. A description of the technical methodology and appropriate data tables are available at http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/woodward.

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