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dc.contributor.advisorGibson, Alex M.
dc.contributor.authorCopper, Claire
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-26T13:53:47Z
dc.date.available2020-11-26T13:53:47Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18178
dc.description.abstract’Pygmy’, ‘incense’, ‘accessory’ or ‘funerary’ cups are small Early Bronze Age vessels, almost all from mortuary contexts, united by their diminutive size. Although several small-scale and regional studies have previously been undertaken, until recently there has been little attempt to consider such vessels as a whole. The vessels from the north of England were recently examined in detail by Hallam (2015), and the present study of the southern English vessels will complement Hallam’s work with the ultimate goal of producing a national corpus. Details of over three hundred and fifty vessels, from thirty counties, are presented together with a comprehensive literature review. Analysis demonstrates how the form and depositional contexts of such vessels probably arose within Beaker ceramic and funerary traditions. Many have complex biographies, some being deposited ‘fresh’ whilst others are fragmented or otherwise damaged. Perforations, long seen as a key feature of the tradition, appear to be restricted to certain forms only, and it is suggested that fenestration may be a development of this practice. Regional links and networks may be discerned through the distribution of attributes and similar vessel types and probably reflect trade networks. It is suggested that the cups had a primary role within Early Bronze Age funerary rituals associated only with certain individuals, perhaps marked out by the nature of their deathsen_US
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dc.subjectEarly Bronze Ageen_US
dc.subjectBarrowen_US
dc.subjectCeramicen_US
dc.subjectFunerary ritualen_US
dc.subjectAccessory vesselen_US
dc.subjectSouthern Englanden_US
dc.subjectGrave goodsen_US
dc.titleThe Bronze Age funerary cups of southern Englanden_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Forensic and Archaeological Sciencesen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhilen_US
dc.date.EndofEmbargo2023-02-21
dc.date.awarded2017
dc.description.publicnotesThe full text will be available at the end of the embargo period: 21st Feb 2023en


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