Acquiring skills, travelling to fight: mobility in late Iron Age Dorset

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Acquiring skills, travelling to fight: mobility in late Iron Age Dorset

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE

Acquiring skills, travelling to fight: mobility in late Iron Age Dorset

by Dr Rebecca Redfern

The individual life histories of seven late Iron Age people from Dorset were reconstructed using bioarchaeological, funerary and isotope evidence. The communities who lived in this region of southwest Britain during the 1st century BC-AD, are known as the Durotriges. They had a distinctive burial practice, which reflected age, gender, status and social roles. Individuals of higher social status/value or had specialist knowledge appear to have been particularly valued by the Durotriges. They were marked-out in death, by their burial location (e.g. Maiden Castle) and often the objects they used in life, such as a mirror or a sword. Our results show that some had spent their childhoods outside of the region, possibly on the Continent – a pattern not reported elsewhere in Iron Age Britain. This provides a glimpse of human connections and relationships which remain elusive in the archaeological record, but clearly played a central role in the functioning of this community.


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Date:
February 24
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Society of Antiquaries of London
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BE United Kingdom
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