Sheridan, J A (2005) Pifalls and other traps...why it's worth looking at museum artefacts again. The Archaeologist, 58. pp. 20-21.

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Abstract

Re-examination of old finds can lead to significant
gains in understanding past practices. Some of the
recent work undertaken by the National Museums
of Scotland is showcased here.

Recent work on the Loch Glashan codex satchel
(p18) persuades us that, archaeologically speaking,
silk purses can be made out of sows’ ears.
Re-examining old finds is a major aspect of research
in the National Museums of Scotland Archaeology
Department, and in TA 56 some results of the
current radiocarbon dating programmes were
highlighted. Here, we look at two particularly
interesting items we have dated: one, a probable
pitfall trap of Late Neolithic date from Mye
Plantation, south-west Scotland, and a deer treadtrap
of Early Historic date from a bog in
Aberdeenshire

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full text version freely available at the official URL
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Archaeology (to 2011)
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Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2011 09:19
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2014 15:27
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/441

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