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An Examination of Prehistoric Stone Bracers from Britain [Hardcover]

David Bukach , John Hunter , Ann Woodward
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15 Dec 2011
This volume present a detailed study of the thin, usually rectangular, pieces of pierced fine stone that occur in inhumation graves of Beaker date mainly of the second half of the third millennium cal BC. These objects are considered to be archer's bracers or wristguards. The study forms part of a more wide-ranging research project to identify more accurately the significance of burial assemblages from Beaker and Early Bronze Age contexts in England and Wales. The key objective is to produce a detailed analysis of the nature and function of these grave goods, beginning with the bracers, and to test the hypothesis that many of the artefacts were originally designed for use as components of ritual costume or as equipment for use in religious acts and ceremonies. The volume includes an illustrated database of all recorded bracers.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books; Har/Cdr edition (15 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184217438X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842174388
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 21 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,653,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating study 15 Dec 2011
Fascinating study of Bronze Age bracers from across Britain. Detailed analysis identified 2 major sources of stone, from which the bracers are made, and looks as a number of different ideas about their use. The study also reviews the date and the relationship with early Beakers.
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