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Metalwork wear-analysis of weapons from the later Bronze Age on the Isle of Man

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posted on 2018-02-01, 12:47 authored by Rachel J. Crellin
This paper presents the result of metalwork wear-analysis carried out in 2016 by the author at the Manx Museum on all the copper-alloy weapons held in the collection from the Bronze Age. The work was completed to consider the evidence for violence in the Later Bronze Age on the Isle of Man; given the lack of skeletal remains from the period the metalwork forms a key line of evidence when considering the role of violence in the period. The paper re-presents basic data (collection numbers, find locations, typologies) on all the objects (drawing on Davey et al. 1999) and presents new data regarding three new finds since the last published catalogue. Following this basic information the results of metalwork wear-analysis on the collection are presented and interpreted. In addition a full catalogue of the wear-analysis is presented as an appendix.



Isle of Man Studies, 2017, XV 2017

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Archaeology and Ancient History


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