Do you know the following reference:
Oakley, Kenneth P. 1985, Decorative and Symbolic Uses of Fossils: Selected
Groups, mainly Invertebrate. Occasional Papers on Technology , 13. Pitt
Rivers Museum, University of Oxford.
On Fri, 7 Feb 2003, Grant, Dr A.E. wrote:
> Dear Colleagues
> I have just received the request below from a student. If anyone is able to help, I should be grateful if you could let me have any references etc.
> Annie Grant
> My title is; Fossils; How ancient cultures interpreted and used them. What
> I am researching are occurences of fossils turning up in archaeological
> contexts, where they have been either used to make jewellry, or used in some
> ritual practice, or modified in some way.
> I'm having a lot of difficulty getting hold of relatively recent, preferably
> unpublished sites, where such things have been found.
> I was just wondering whether you had come across any such occurences when
> looking at archaeological sites, or if you new of anyone who would have
> access to this kind of information.
> I know Im going out on a limb here,but I thought Id try asking.
> Kind Regards,
> Dr Annie Grant
> Director, Educational Development and Support Centre
> Reader, School of Archaeology and Ancient History
> University of Leicester
> University Road
> Leicester LE1 7RH
> Tel: 0116 252 2716
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