New PDF release: 50 Finds From Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire: Objects from

By Alastair Willis

The counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are a space of transition among the north-west and the south-east, highland and lowland, pasture and arable, rural and concrete. those geographical divides formed old tribal obstacles and endured to behave as a border after the Roman conquest of southern Britain. The Trent and its tributaries have been very important alternate routes linking the realm with different components of england and the broader international. Many settlements, together with the real cities of Nottingham, Newark and Derby, sprang up on their banks throughout the Roman and medieval classes. for this reason, the reveals from the realm are various and replicate affects from diverse components of the rustic and beyond.

The gadgets during this publication have been chanced on by way of contributors of the general public and feature been recorded through the moveable Antiquities Scheme. they supply us with an perception into the lives of our ancestors, the folks who lived and labored in those counties, the folks who didn't make it into the heritage books. The items span a interval of at the least 180,000 years and characterize the total spectrum of society, from the hand awl of a hunter-gatherer to the neck torc of an Iron Age chieftain to a token halfpenny of a seventeenth-century coal miner.

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