Usually it was the by-product of toolmaking, but it may also have been shaped and modified to serve as an implement in its own right. The core is undisturbed and the sediment contacts, soil boundaries, and structures are intact and can be described accurately.
An object, such as a hand-CATEGORY: tool DEFINITION: A hollow tubelike instrument used to collect samples of soils, pollens, and other materials from below the surface. SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: core tablet CATEGORY: artifact DEFINITION: A roughly round slightly wedge-shaped flake of flint with the remains of flake beds around the outside edge.
Many of the rich hoards were accidentally saved by the volcanic catastrophe of 79 AD.
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: coring CATEGORY: artifact DEFINITION: A black or gray zone in the interior cross-section of a vessel wall, usually associated with incomplete removal of carbonaceous matter from the clay during relatively low-temperature firing; not to be confused with black coring at high temperatures, which results from trapped gases and may lead to bloating SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: nucleus CATEGORY: lithics DEFINITION: A piece of stone used as a blank from which flakes or blades were removed by prehistoric toolmakers.
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This course explores the Bronze Age in Britain (2500-700BC), a time when the stone-working inhabitants first learnt and developed the skills of refining metal for tools and other objects.
These include possessions of the great patrician families of Rome, such as paintings illustrating Dionysiac mysteries, jewels, and magnificent gold and silver household furnishings.
It is the science that studies contemporary and fossil palynomorphs, including pollen, spores, orbicules, dinocysts, acritarchs, chitinozoans and scolecodonts, together with particulate organic matter (POM) and kerogen found in sedimentary rocks and sediments.
On this course you will explore the archaeology of Britain in the period c.1066-1600, focussing chiefly on England and Wales, but with occasional reference to Scotland and Ireland.
The course takes a necessarily broad approach to the archaeology of the period. If you are interested in this course, and you would like to be notified when registration opens for the next cohort, please email us at [email protected] If you are interested in this course, and you would like to be notified when registration opens for the next cohort, please email us at [email protected]
We will look at the Early Bronze Age ritual monuments and burial traditions, particularly the demise of communal burials and the adoption of Round Barrows for single burials accompanied by grave goods.
CATEGORY: artifact DEFINITION: A flint or stone core from which blades have been struck.