Transformations in meaning: amber and glass beads across the Roman frontier

Swift, E.V. (2003) Transformations in meaning: amber and glass beads across the Roman frontier. In: Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference 2002, 5-6 April 2002, Canterbury. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper considers artefactuality and cultural interaction with reference to dress accessories (in particular beads) which can be shown to be of Germanic influence, but which are found in late Roman contexts. The variant meanings of such Germanic-inspired objects found in burial contexts within the late Roman empire are explored in relation to concepts of value and consumption, with the conclusion that connections between the cultural style of objects and the cultural identity of the consumer should not be simply assumed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Roman Germanic material culture dress jewellery beads accessories grave burial
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Ellen Swift
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2008 13:20
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:13
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3855 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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