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Beaker age bracers in England: sources, function and use

Woodward, Ann; Hunter, John; Ixer, Rob; Roe, Fiona; Potts, Philip J.; Webb, Peter C.; Watson, John S. and Jones, Michael C. (2006). Beaker age bracers in England: sources, function and use. Antiquity, 80(309) pp. 530–543.

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The authors review the significance of bracers by undertaking a detailed examination of their morphology,fragmentation, manufacture and wear. The results have a number of implications regarding their use and value and this is supported by the use of petrographic and geochemical analyses which suggest discrete patterns of raw material acquisition. A description of the technical methodology and appropriate data tables are available at

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2006 Antiquity Publications
ISSN: 0003-598X
Keywords: bracer; Beaker; Britain; use wear; petrography; geochemistry;
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 8882
Depositing User: Astrid Peterkin
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 09:54
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