Artefacts are a vital part of the study of the past, and crucial tools in the dating and interpretation of archaeological sequences. This module will provide a basic introduction to a range of material culture and small finds from Britain, dating from the Roman period into the post-Medieval period.
The module is coordinated by Jon Finch and is taught by two experts in artefact studies; Jerry Kemp is an expert in glassware and branded ceramics who works regularly with YAT and Nicky Rogers, who is a small finds expert and author who worked for YAT for many years. Some of Nicky's publications include Rogers, N.S.H (2009). D.H.Evans and C. Loveluck (eds.), The Artefact Evidence. Life and Economy at Early Medieval Flixborough c. AD 600-1000 2 (Oxbow) and Rogers, N.S.H., C.E. Batey, N.M.McQ. Homes & J.H. Barrett, 2012. ‘The metal finds and their implications’, in Being an Islander: Production and Identity at Quoygrew, Orkney, AD 900-1600, ed. J.H. Barrett. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 245-53.