Bronze Age tin-bronze metalwork assemblages in Kent: Composition, distribution and context

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Weller, Simon W.;
(2014)
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The main objectives of this thesis are to analyse and discuss Bronze Age tin-bronze assemblages in Kent, the study area, with focus on their composition, distribution and context.\ud The purpose of this thesis is largely in response to Professor Richard Bradleys followi... View more
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    Chapter 3. Distribution of Bronze Age tin-bronze metalwork assemblages in Kent ................................. 17 Illustration 3a. Lydd 3000 BC ................................................................................................................. 20 Illustration 3b. Lydd 100 AD................................................................................................................... 21 Illustration 3c. Lydd 1250 AD ................................................................................................................. 21 Illustration 3d. ' possible associations with Willerby and Arreton.... 23 Illustration 3e. Single and assemblage finds to 2004 ........................................................................... 32 Illustration 3f. Map of the North Kent and East Essex coastline (Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age)...... 33 Illustration 3g. Conjectural coastline in the Neolithic / Early Bronze Age ............................................ 34 Illustration 3h. Bronze Age metal work in Kent..................................................................................... 36 Illustration 3i. Photograph of Pett Level Beach (East Sussex)............................................................... 38

    Chapters 4. Issues with contextualising and Analysis ................................................................................ 39 Illustration 4a. Graph 1. Frequency of assemblages by Bronze Age era ............................................... 44 Illustration 4b. Graph 2. Frequency of items in assemblages by Bronze Age era ................................. 45 Illustration 4c. Graph 3. Profile of Middle Bronze Age assemblage artefacts....................................... 47 Illustration 4d. Graph 4. Profile of LBA assemblage artefacts ............................................................... 48 Illustration 4e. Graph 5. Profile of LBA assemblage artefacts ............................................................... 48

    Illustration 4f. Graph 6. Assemblages by elevation (OD) ...................................................................... 49

    Illustration 4g. Sword mould fragments from the Snodland ..................................................... 64

    Chapter 5. Kent assemblages in retrospect and current thinking ............................................................. 70 Illustration 5a. Frequency of assemblage finds by quarter century from 1700 AD............................... 72

    Chapter 6. Discussion ................................................................................................................................. 81 Illustration 6a. Distribution of Armorican socketed axes .................................................................... 85 Illustration 6 ' ............................................ 85 Illustration 6 ' .................................................... 97

    2.1.3 The most important sources of information were National and Local Government sources Treasure Annual Reports, Department of Culture, Media and Sport (2003-4, 2004-5, and 2005-6) The National Monuments Record (NMR) Kent Historic Environment Record (HER) Sturry Parish Council records

    Brent, J. (1876). Finds from Chislet and Sittingbourne. Journal of the British Archaeological Association

    Vol. 35, 22-23

    Champion, T. C. (2007). Prehistoric Kent, in Williams, J. (ed.) The Archaeology of Kent. Woodbridge, UK:

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