Roman Britain through its objects /

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Author / Creator: Ferris, I. M.
Format: Book
Imprint: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2012.
Summary:Objects made of metal, glass, baked clay, jet and shale, bone, antler and ivory, and of stone - the 'small finds' discovered on archaeological sites - help us weave a narrative about aspects of life in Roman Britain. They hold the essence of the past. This book is about objects from Roman Britain and about how they were used. It is also about ideas sometimes encapsulated within those objects and in certain artistic images from the province. Some objects were produced specifically for the purpose of carrying symbolic meaning while some otherwise functional objects sometimes had symbolism thrust upon them. Iain Ferris explores the sophisticated consumer culture of the Roman world. Finds or objects are used in this book to write an alternative history of Roman Britain in the form of a series of narrative snapshots of the past at certain locations and at certain times.
Physical Description:223 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliography (pages [187]-209) and index.
Author Notes:Dr Iain Ferris is a professional archaeologist of thirty-seven years' standing, and has taught at Birmingham and Manchester Universities. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and has published widely. His research interests include Roman art and material culture and Romano-British archaeology and artefacts. He has directed major archaeological research excavations in northern and midland England and has served as a member of the Archaeology Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies.He lives in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales.