Spiral finger-rings - a case study in an unchanging artefact

Suggested period: IRON AGE

Spiral finger-rings are found in the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods, apparently with very little change in their form over this period. Most case studies of archaeological objects focus on why designs and uses change; this object type appears to have remained unchanged over three thousand years. Are we correct in thinking this, and why should it be so?

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Created by: Helen Geake
Created: 4 years ago

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