Ironwork in Medieval Britain: v. 31 - An Archaeological Study

Ironwork in Medieval Britain: v. 31 - An Archaeological Study

By: Ian H. Goodall (author)Paperback

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This monograph is the definitive survey of iron tools and other fittings in use during the period c1066 to 1540AD. Exceptional in a north-western European context for its range and coverage of artefacts from both rural and urban excavations, much of the material described here was recovered during 'rescue' projects in the 1960s and 1970s funded by the State through the Ministry of Public Works and Buildings and their successors. The text contains almost everything necessary to identify, date and understand medieval iron objects. In scope and detail there is still no published parallel and, as such, it will be essential for almost any archaeologist working in later medieval archaeology, particularly in the fields of excavation, finds study, museums and research.

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Contents

Contents Chapter 1 iron smelting and smithing 1.1 Iron smelting 1.2 Iron smithing 1.3 Bar iron and incomplete forgings Chapter 2 metalworking tools 2.1 Anvils 2.2 Tongs 2.3 Pincers 2.4 Hammers 2.5 Flatters and set hammers 2.6 Chisels and sets 2.7 Punches and drifts 2.8 Fullers 2.9 Mandrels 2.10 Nail-heading tool 2.11 Files 2.12 Fire tools Chapter 3 woodworking tools 3.1 Axes 3.2 Adzes 3.3 Slices 3.4 Chisels 3.5 Gouges 3.6 Auger bits 3.7 Saws 3.8 Drawknives 3.9 Shaves and spokeshaves 3.10 Planes 3.11 Files, rasps and floats 3.12 Reamers 3.13 Claw hammers 3.14 Claws 3.15 Punches 3.16 Pincers 3.17 Wedges 3.18 Compasses Chapter 4 Stoneworking and plastering tools 4.1 Quarrying and the working of stone 4.2 Wedges 4.3 Hammers and mauls 4.4 Crows 4.5 Picks, pickaxes and mattocks 4.6 Hammer-axes 4.7 Axes 4.8 Punches 4.9 Chisels 4.10 Saws 4.11 Stone augers 4.12 Setting out tools 4.13 Hoisting equipment 4.14 Trowels 4.15 Slaters'tools 4.16 Millstone dressing tools 4.17 Steeling and repairing tools Chapter 5 textile manufacturing tools 5.1 Fibre preparation 5.2 Heckles 5.3 Carding combs 5.4 Weaving combs 5.5 Forceps 5.6 Tenter hooks 5.7 Harbicks and cloth shears 5.8 Needleworking tools Chapter 6 tanning and leatherworking tools 6.1 Tanning 6.2 Currying 6.3 Leatherworking tools Chapter 7 agricultural tools 7.1 Ploughs 7.2 Spades 7.3 Shovels with iron blades 7.4 Forks 7.5 Turf cutters 7.6 Hoes 7.7 Rakes and harrows 7.8 Billhooks 7.9 Weedhooks 7.10 Reaping hooks 7.11 Sickles 7.12 Scythes 7.13 Pitchforks 7.14 Spuds 7.15 Ox goads 7.16 Bells Chapter 8 knives, shears and scissors 8.1 Knives 8.2 Shears 8.3 Scissors Chapter 9 Building ironwork and furniture fittings 9.1 Structural ironwork 9.2 Door, window and furniture fittings Chapter 10 locks and keys 10.1 Box and barrel padlocks 10.2 Padlocks operated by revolving keys 10.3 Locks 10.4 Padlock keys 10.5 Keys 10.6 Miscellaneous keys Chapter 11 Household ironwork 11.1 The hearth 11.2 The kitchen 11.3 Lighting 11.4 Fire-steels 11.5 Buckets 11.6 Hooks 11.7 Balances 11.8 Chains, links and related fittings 11.9 Rings 11.10 Washers 11.11 Collars Chapter 12 buckles and personal equipment 12.1 Buckles 12.2 Strap-ends 12.3 Belt slides 12.4 Belt hooks 12.5 Purse-frames 12.6 Scabbard fittings 12.7 Jew's harps Chapter 13 Horse equipment 13.1 Horseshoes 13.2 Oxshoes 13.3 Horseshoe and oxshoe nails 13.4 Curry-combs 13.5 Bridle bits 13.6 Bridle bosses 13.7 Harness fittings 13.8 Stirrups

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781907975455
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781907975455
  • weight: 1497
  • ISBN10: 1907975454

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