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dc.contributor.authorJennings, Benjamin R.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-07T09:40:05Z
dc.date.available2016-10-07T09:40:05Z
dc.date.issued2014-02
dc.identifier.citationJennings BR (2014) Repair, Recycle or Re-use? Creating Mnemonic Devices Through the Modification of Object Biographies During the Late Bronze Age in Switzerland. Cambridge Archaeological Journal. 24(1): 163-176.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9539
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe biographical approach has been applied to many studies of European prehistoric metal­ working which frequently discuss the potential for recycling metalwork through melting to create new objects, drawing influence from the many ‘founders hoards’ known from across Europe. An agglomerate of half ­molten bronze objects from Switzerland suggests that such recycling practices occurred there, although previous archaeometallurgical analysis has indicated that such practices were temporally limited. This article focuses on an alternative form of recycling — the direct conversion of one object into another through cutting and reshaping — observed on several razors from Late Bronze Age (LBA) lake ­dwelling contexts in Switzerland. Atypical decorative motifs on these razors identify them as having been cut from arm­ or leg­ring jewellery pieces. It is suggested that these ‘ring­razors’ were valued as individualized objects and created as personal mnemonic devices.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSwiss National Science Foundationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959774314000055en_US
dc.rights© 2014 McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Full-text reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectLate Bronze Age; Switzerland; Lake-dwellings; Ring jewellery; Razors; Object biographies; Social identitiesen_US
dc.titleRepair, Recycle or Re-use? Creating Mnemonic Devices Through the Modification of Object Biographies During the Late Bronze Age in Switzerlanden_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2013-04-24
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T15:02:16Z


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