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Pots, Pins and Other Possessions, by Prof. David A. Hinton

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The Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society are proud to announce the second annual John Scarborough Lecture, to be given by Professor David Hinton of the University of Southampton at New Walk Museum on 28th September, 2017.

Pots, Pins and Other Possessions: Things That People Owned in the High Middle Ages
Professor David A. Hinton

Medieval metalwork and pottery can be a guide to people’s prosperity, ambitions and financial limitations. Who could have afforded the silver-gilt brooch found at Isley cum Langley in 2009? Were costume fittings like it made in cheaper materials for use by rural peasants and urban artisans? What can jugs and kitchenware reveal about markets and foodstuffs? New discoveries both by archaeological excavation and by metal-detection, together with renewed interest in the documentary record of inventories and wills, are leading to reconsideration of medieval aspirations.


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