Personal Ornamentation as an Indicator of Cultural Diversity in the Roman North Timothy Webb

ISBN: 9781407308562

Published: December 10th 2011

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225 pages


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Personal Ornamentation as an Indicator of Cultural Diversity in the Roman North  by  Timothy Webb

Personal Ornamentation as an Indicator of Cultural Diversity in the Roman North by Timothy Webb
December 10th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 225 pages | ISBN: 9781407308562 | 5.75 Mb

The type of personal ornamentation an individual wears is a matter of choice. Preferences in objects worn reflect local culture as well as the available materials. Thus, when the Roman army conquered the local indigenous population, there wasMoreThe type of personal ornamentation an individual wears is a matter of choice. Preferences in objects worn reflect local culture as well as the available materials. Thus, when the Roman army conquered the local indigenous population, there was potential for the personal ornamentation artifact assemblage of both groups to adopt and incorporate items and iconography from one another.

Evidence of mutual influences in personal ornamentation from across the Roman Empire and local Britons were indicators of cultural change in the north of England. This blending of cultural traditions, in turn, leads to the formation of a unique northern Romano-British cultural assemblage. Furthermore, different types of personal ornaments and their iconography relate to several causal factors, including chronology, socio-economic factors (i.e.

gender, ethnicity, and wealth) and geography. The northern Romano-British assemblage of personal ornamentation also provides an opportunity for further insight into these factors.



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