Personal ornamentation in the Middle and Late Bronze Age

Principal investigator: Allison Casaly
Level: PhD level research

This research concerns objects of personal ornamentation dating to the Middle and Late Bronze Ages. It seeks to catalogue extensive data on known personal ornaments of all raw materials and find contexts. Data recorded will include object form, material, spatial location, and form-specific metrics, e.g. dimensions of pin heads. Particular emphasis will be placed on ornamental motifs imposed on the objects themselves, through the casting process or through incising/engraving finished objects. The project seeks to establish a database of known ornaments from Britain, Ireland, and northern France, that will be searchable by academic researchers, with the aim of integrating metalwork studies and landscape studies in the Bronze Age.

Referee: Ben Roberts (Durham University)

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