An Examination of Prehistoric Stone Bracers from Britain

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Bracers are thin, mostly rectangular pieces of pierced fine stone that occur primarily in inhumation graves of the Beaker era, mainly from the second half of the third millennium BCE. These objects are usually considered to be archers’ bracers or wrist-guards. This volume presents a detailed, illustrated study of all significant bracers known in England, Wales and Scotland, analysing their materials, manufacture and use.

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An Examination of Prehistoric Stone Bracers from Britain

An Examination of Prehistoric Stone Bracers from Britain

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Hardback196pp Illustrated303x210mm

9781842174388     Product Code: 503876

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Bracers are thin, mostly rectangular pieces of pierced fine stone that occur primarily in inhumation graves of the Beaker era, mainly from the second half of the third millennium BCE. These objects are usually considered to be archers’ bracers or wrist-guards. This volume presents a detailed, illustrated study of all significant bracers known in England, Wales and Scotland, analysing their materials, manufacture and use.

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