Re: Stunning finds on Herefordshire archaeological dig



On 2008-05-01, George <gblack@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On May 2, 8:33 am, Peter Alaca <p.al...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jack Linthicum wrote: on, 01/05/2008 22:28:
On May 1, 4:23 pm, Jack Linthicum <jacklinthi...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On May 1, 3:58 pm, Peter Alaca <p.al...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jack Linthicum wrote: on, 01/05/2008 21:53:

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I wonder wat a 'working brooch' is.
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One that works, ever try to pin one on someone?

such ashttp://www.celticimpressions.com/Product.asp?Id=928

http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/cbaresrep/pdf/082/08205001.pdf

Ah, not a type of brooch
"The cruciform brooch attributable to Group II was
no longer a working brooch when buried, but had
been broken and was sewn onto the garment."

Strange to mention that in a newspaper article.

"Human interest". I think it's quite unusual to dig up small things with
moving parts that are still intact and functional after centuries of decay
and accident under the ground.

May have to do with the ceremonial breaking of artefacts in burials ?

Or a favourite item that the owner couldn't bear to part with when it
broke (and perhaps couldn't afford to get it mended)? Exactly the sort of
thing a sentimental person might well do.

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