Maldonado, Adrián ORCID: (2019) Rethinking the Dark Age: the multiple voices of early medieval Britain. National Museums Scotland Blog.

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What do you picture when you think of the ‘Dark Age’? The common perception the phrase conjures is simple living and hardship. However, the sheer number of inscribed objects from this period paint another picture. Through new research methods, we are uncovering the multiple voices of early medieval Britain and evidence of a multi-lingual, even multi-literate society. There are big questions relevant to our early medieval collections, and one that has animated me since I began here last year is the evidence for literacy.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Archaeology; Glenmorangie; Research Project; literacy; Picts; St Ninian's Isle Treasure; Symbols; Vikings
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2020 16:06
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 16:06

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