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50 Finds from Hampshire : Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme (Paperback) (Katie Hinds)

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The Portable Antiquities Scheme has been recording archaeological finds from Hampshire since 1999. The wealth of man-made discoveries found since then from the prehistoric to the post-medieval period is rewriting the map of Hampshire as we know it. Be these rare objects of precious metal or more common everyday items, a single isolated loss or a previously unknown field of finds that reveals habitation where we didn’t know of it before, these finds tell the story of Hampshire’s past, of our past, and showcase the people who populate this history. A simple brass ring is inscribed to the inside surface ?I love my God’, unseen to all but the wearer; a 15th century papal bulla (authenticating a missive from Rome) is adapted for secondary use as an amulet; an ornate folding implement appears to be the Roman answer to the Swiss army knife. These items are so much more than they initially appear - they contain the stories of our ancestors and invite questions of our perception of the past and indeed the present. The finds in this book will take us across Hampshire over many thousands of years, revealing objects from the past as well as the secrets of the landscape.
Number of Pages: 96.0
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: 50 Finds
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Katie Hinds
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2017
TCIN: 51965386
UPC: 9781445662343
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-8798

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