Journal articleHuman history has been shaped by global dispersals of technologies, although understanding of what enabled these processes is limited. Here, we explore the behavioural mechanisms that led to the emergence of pottery among hunter-gatherer communities in Europe during the mid-Holocene. Through radiocarbon dating, we propose this dispersal occurred at a...
Dolbunova, Ekaterina ; Lucquin, Alexandre ; McLaughlin, T. Rowan ; Bondetti, Manon ; Courel, Blandine …
Journal articleThurstan Shaw’s excavations at Igbo-Ukwu revealed many artifacts and technologies that remain astonishing, unique, and incompletely understood, both within Africa and more broadly, even after 50 years. Among these are the textiles recovered primarily from Igbo Isaiah, where fragments were preserved by contact with the bronze artifacts gathered in what...
McIntosh, Susan Keech ; Cartwright, Caroline R.
Book chapterOne of 28 papers in a Festschrift in honour of Georgina Herrmann, this paper outlines projects and publications relating to, and arising from, "Money on the Silk. The Evidence from Eastern Central Asia to c. AD 800, including a catalogue of the coins collected by Sir Aurel Stein
BookProfessor William Y. Adams presents sixteen papers on Nubia, written at various times during his lengthy and productive academic career. Most of those selected had been previously published only in a limited way; encompassing a wide range of topics, Adams wanted to enable them to reach a wider readership than...
Adams, William Y. ; Anderson, Julie R.
Journal articleThe British Museum has in its collections a magnificent Byzantine ivory panel. However, the panel has become warped over time and there is a join on the left side, where it has suffered a break in the past. It has been connected with two metal pins and adhesive in a...
Hess, Mona ; Korenberg, Capucine ; Ward, Clare ; Robson, Stuart ; Entwistle, Chris
Journal articleThe results of a series of interviews with museum professionals on the subject of museum lighting specification and selection are reported, with the aim that this report should provide an insight into current practice. Specific attention is given to the usage of industry parameters (lux, CIE-Ra, CCT), and to investigating...
Garside, Daniel ; Curran, Katherine ; Korenberg, Capucine ; MacDonald, Lindsay ; Teunissen, Kees …
BookR.H. Codrington (1830–1922) graduated from Oxford University in 1856 and was ordained in 1857. He volunteered to work in Nelson, New Zealand, from 1860–4 and was appointed as headmaster of the Melanesian Mission training school on Norfolk Island in 1867. He spent the next twenty years in this post and...
BookAt centre stage in this volume is the Royal Clock Salt, an exceptional national treasure from the courtly culture of the Renaissance. Most probably made in Paris around 1530 by Pierre Mangot, the royal goldsmith to Francis I, the Clock Salt is somewhere between a jewel and a table ornament....
Schroder, Timothy ; Thornton, Dora
BookThe Berthier-Delagarde Collection is the most significant collection of Early Medieval jewellery from the Crimean region of the Ukraine in the West. The catalogue is important not only for the archaeology of the region, but also for the broader relationship of the finds to Anglo-Saxon, Frankish and German jewellery.
BookFirst monograph on the British Museum fieldwork at Kom Firin in Egypt’s Nile Delta, a settlement created around the time of Ramses II, and occupied until late Antiquity. This volume focuses on the survey and remote sensing of the site, along with a full publication of the Ramesside temple.