"Clay is an exceptionally versatile material. It can be made into many useful and beautiful objects, decorated in a splendid variety of ways and, if exposed to high temperatures, made into pottery. Both rich and poor have used pottery since the Stone Age, so the way the craft developed gives unusually clear insights into intimate details of lifestyle and outlooks in even remote periods.”
Pottery in Britain, a guide to identifying pot sherds, by Lloyd Laing, aims to provide an introductory guide to identifying some of the basic types of pottery that may be found and contains 178 illustrations, mainly in colour, divided into the following sections:
The potter’s craft
The study of pottery
Prehistoric pottery- the Neolithic Period circa 4000-2000BC
The Bronze Age circa 2000- 700BC
The Iron Age circa 700/ 600BCAD43
The Roman Period AD43 - circ AD409
The Dark Ages & Early Medieval Period
The Medieval Period - 11th-15th Centuries ? The 16th & 17th Centuries
The 18th & 19th Centuries
Glossary of terminology.
250mm x 190mm, 136 pages, ISBN
1 897738 145
John Lynn, better known as the 'Norfolk Wolf', has become one of the country's leading authorities on metal detecting. His many years experience and no-nonsense style of field testing many different metal detectors, coupled with his ability to explain in simple terms the less understood principles involved in metal detecting, has lead to him being a sought after detecting 'guru' by many people, most of who had considered themselves experienced detectorists.
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The more knowledge we have about the land we detect the better our chances of making significant finds – research is a powerful tool and this book will prove invaluable to anyone who is serious about metal detecting.
What is a field-name, how did it obtain its name, when was it named, has the name changed over the centuries and what does it mean? These are some of the fundamental questions which this book will help to answer, giving an insight into past lives, land management and usage.
This fascinating book explores the roots of field names, many of which contain hidden meanings referring to long-lost practices involving myths, legends, and customs.Historians, archaeologists, metal detectorists, fieldwalkers and anyone interested in the social history of the United Kingdom will find this book a fascinating read.
This book offers a new and exciting dictionary style format. The author has drawn on a wide range of literature covering: archaeology, biology, entomology, etymology, genealogy, geology, history, mathematics, mineralogy, mythology, sociology, technology, and flora and fauna, to name but a few subjects.
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Anyone who finds Roman coins, collects or studies them, will find this book an invaluable guide.
Identifying Roman Coins is an easy to use, visual recognition guide to help identify Roman coins.
The authors' chronological presentation identifies major reverse types from the first to the late fourth century AD. Dr. Reece's text outlines interesting aspects of the coinage, the issues, mints, points to look out for, etc, together with a select bibliography which acts as guidance for those who wish to look deeper at the subject.
All the illustrations, which are line drawings for greater clarity and ease of recognition, have explanatory notes.
Hardback, 60 pages, black & white illustrations
Spink & Son Ltd (Dec. 2000)
£10 (Free UK P&P)