Giles, M., Garrow, D., Cooper, A., Wilkin, N. and Gibson, C. (2019). Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain. London: British Museum Press.

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Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain
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Schools Resources
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Prehistoric_Burial_class_handout.pdf (4 MB) : Download
Prehistoric_Burial_info_pack.pdf (9 MB) : Download
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This information pack (and associated classroom handout) is designed to facilitate the teaching of prehistory (Stone Age to Iron Age) in primary schools (ages 7-11). It focuses on prehistoric burial and the often spectacular or intriguing objects placed with the dead. The pack includes three specially commissioned poems by children's poet Michael Rosen - inspired by three real prehistoric burials - as well as a series of imaginative reconstruction illustrations. General background information about the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age across Britain (and burial during those times) is also included.The Grave Goods project focused on material culture in graves and other formal mortuary contexts in Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age Britain, c. 4000 BC to AD 43. Britain is internationally renowned for the high quality and exquisite crafting of its later prehistoric grave goods. Objects from burials have long been central to how archaeologists have interpreted society at that time. Interred with both inhumations and cremations, they provide some of the most durable and well-preserved insights into personal identity and the prehistoric life-course, yet they also speak of the care shown to the dead by the living, and of people’s relationships with ‘things’. Objects matter. This project sought to transform current understandings of mortuary practice and material culture in later prehistoric Britain.
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Melanie Giles ORCID icon
Duncan Garrow ORCID icon
Anwen Cooper ORCID icon
Neil Wilkin
Catriona Gibson
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University of Reading
University of Manchester
British Museum Press
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2019
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Iron Age (Auto Detected Temporal)
later prehistoric (Auto Detected Temporal)
Stone Age (Auto Detected Temporal)
prehistoric (Auto Detected Temporal)
Neolithic (Auto Detected Temporal)
Bronze Age (Auto Detected Temporal)
4000 BC to AD 43. (Auto Detected Temporal)
Grave (Auto Detected Subject))
burial (Auto Detected Subject))
burials (Auto Detected Subject))
graves (Auto Detected Subject))
mortuary (Auto Detected Subject))
grave (Auto Detected Subject))
cremations (Auto Detected Subject))
Grave Goods (FISH England)
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Project archive: https://doi.org/10.5284/1052206
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28 Oct 2019