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Beaker age bracers in England: sources, function and use

  • Ann Woodward (a1), John Hunter (a1), Rob Ixer (a2), Fiona Roe (a3), Philip J. Potts (a4), Peter C. Webb (a4), John S. Watson (a4) and Michael C. Jones (a5)...
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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 http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/woodward.

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