not sure if you are aware, but this has been published in The
archaeology of the A1(M) ISBN 978 0 904220 39 1.
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>>> John Hooker <[log in to unmask]> 29/08/2008 17:23 >>>
Does anyone know of any further developments on the Ferrybridge chariot
burial find of 2003?
What has continued to puzzle me is the La Tène 2 involute brooch found
on the body. The C14 dates of the site published were of about 400 B.C.
and 100 A.D. but neither date corresponds anywhere close to the date
for involute brooches and the dating of La Tène 2 types is attested for
a large number of sites.
That parts of the chariot were replaced with ceramic replicas is very
significant and suggests that the site itself would fall into the
C14 date. The deciding clue should be these ceramic replicas. Has
anyone compared these with pottery of ca. 400 B.C. and 100 A.D. from
same region? Is thermoluminescence a viable option in this case?
The later dating would be possible for the La Tène 2 brooch: although
they had gone out of fashion by about 50 B.C. the overall site might
well be an example of ritualistic archaizing.
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