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by David Freeman
Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: lamp fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

lamps

Wicks can be made using the fibre from a plant called Mullin
It works for tallow candles as well.

David
by David Freeman
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 14C scissors
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

shears

End of last year I witnessed shears still in use in Turkey for trimming carpet pile, reason being, you can get them flat with the surface of the carpet.

David
by David Freeman
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Flint knappers
Replies: 9
Views: 5388

flint

Flint flakes are found in ironage archaeology, but rarely as worked pieces in a deliberate shape. Sometimes you just need an instant edge, and a convenient flint to take a flake off is all you need.

We cannot even positively identify flakes that have been used for fire making!

David
by David Freeman
Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Food of the the Prehistoric Celts
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

avatar

Yes, it certainly is!

David
by David Freeman
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Food of the the Prehistoric Celts
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Food of the the Prehistoric Celts

Please respect the © P J Reynolds
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gd.freeman ... 0CELTS.pdf

David
by David Freeman
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Danish Iron age village
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Scananavian Kilms

Once again, just ask!
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gd.freeman ... 0Kilns.pdf
to download a scan of pages, plz excuse the quality all I was given were bad photocopies.

David
by David Freeman
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Iron Age furniture/wood objects
Replies: 6
Views: 2776

Funiture

They do say 'tables' not 'baskets' and as you point out, there is archaeology for a table, in Ireland. I have also had a go at interpreting the 'sit on the floor' bit as well, and have come up with a very comfortable method that can be expanded to include the descriptions of the feast. If you get to...
by David Freeman
Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Broch - A Scottish Phenomenon
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Brochs

I have a video disc of an Open University programme, as shown on The History Channel, on the 100+ brochs of Scotland.
Playable on computer, and most DVD players. (MPeg2)(SVCD)

If anyone has a particular interest, I can do a copy for a small sum.

David
by David Freeman
Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Iron Age furniture/wood objects
Replies: 6
Views: 2776

Iron Age Wood

All you had to do was ask! I am in the midst of researching furniture and fittings for round houses. The items being built into the house at Butser are my work. I would advise caution with Castell Hennllys, from what I have seen, many items are 'Celtic' rather than ironage. Although very impresive, ...
by David Freeman
Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Warp Weighted Loom
Replies: 24
Views: 4051

Still not found the photo of the shuttle, may have to go take a new one. An observation........applied to iron age in particular. Having been involved in experimental archaeology for too many years, I realised that all the upright warp weighted looms that have been constructed (so far) from 'evidenc...
by David Freeman
Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Warp Weighted Loom
Replies: 24
Views: 4051

Shuttles

There examples of possible shuttles in the excavations of the Glastonbury Lake Village, (iron age)
The items in question are in the Tribunal museum in Glastonbury town.
I have (somewhere) a photo of said item.
I will try to find it and post it.

David
by David Freeman
Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
Replies: 61
Views: 8648

The group of actors were for a special on the Ice Man, the BBC got an edited version, whilst on the continent they got a longer documentary! I had the actors for 2 days, and it included a night in the red roundhouse to get the feel of the living conditions. The programme was very well shot, and I go...
by David Freeman
Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
Replies: 61
Views: 8648

Butser

It took us a while to stabilise Butser after Peter Reynolds death.
However, Butser IS alive, and well!
'Un-offical website'@
http://www.gallica.co.uk/butser/
'Offical website'@
http://www.butser.org.uk

David

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