The composite braided hair armband or bracelet

Sheridan, A. et al. (2016) The composite braided hair armband or bracelet. In: Jones, A. M. (ed.) Preserved in the Peat: an Extraordinary Bronze Age Burial on Whitehorse Hill, Dartmoor, and its Wider Context. Oxbow: Oxford, pp. 75-87. ISBN 9781785702600

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A preserved braid was found in an Early Bronze Age cist burial on Whitehorse Hill, Dartmoor. The incomplete (but probably nearly complete) remains of a braided band made of hair adorned with metal studs were initially spotted during preliminary inspection of the cist’s contents. A fragment around 185mm long, curved back on itself and forming an uneven and truncated oval shape around 80mm long – echoing the band’s original shape – was found lying in the exposed interior of the basketry container close to its base and on the side facing towards the bottom of the cist.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Archaeology, Bronze Age, early Bronze Age, prehistory, textile, jewellery, bracelet, braid, animal hair, cow, tin.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harris, Dr Susanna
Authors: Sheridan, A., Cameron, E., Cartwright, C., Davis, M., Dunster, J., Harris, S., Hurcombe, L., Inglis, J., Mould, Q., Solazzo, C., and Williams, H.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Archaeology

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