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Title: Objects of animal bone, antler, ivory and teeth from Roman Britain
Author: Greep, S. J.
Awarding Body: University College
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 1983
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antler, ivory and teeth of the Roman period from Britain. It is an analysis of major assemblages usually of 100 or more objects. It is not a comprehensive study of all objects from a limited area of the province. The importance of an 'over-all' view rather than specific and detailed examination of small areas is stressed. Emphasis is placed on the objects themselves, with introductory chapters dealing with methods and aims, the materials, working techniques, industrial organisation, the Iron Age background and development throughout the Roman period. Clear distinctions are made between site assemblages and local, regional and provincial distributions are demonstrated. Typological considerations are accompanied by chronological and functional discussions, and where necessary, comparison is made with like objects in other materials. The study consists of four volumes; one of discussion, two of catalogue and one of illustrations. Over 70 types, many identified for the first time, and comprising over 16,000 British objects, form. the basis of the study, but frequent reference is made to Continental material. The catalogue is arranged in tabular form, by type, giving details of site, provenance of objects, museum accession numbers/site codes, dimensions and date together with occasional further notes. The catalogue illustrations are at a uniform 2: 3 scale; 3000 British objects are illustrated together with many hundreds of Continental pieces for comparison.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Romano-British antiquities Archaeology