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The permeable clusters of Hanna Rydh
Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh

Bulletin. As you will see, on pages 33–50 she has made a rather passable journalistic combination of de Groot and little Granet, and it seems to me that the best compromise for us would be to swallow the pill, on the condition that we may change the title to something like ‘Seasonal fertility rites and the death cult in Scandinavian [sic] and China’. As you know, it is difficult to say no completely, as she among other things has provided us a donation of 15,000 crowns. So, if you please, could you look at it, in particular the new pages, and make whatever remarks you

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
Interpreting deposition in the bog
Melanie Giles

holder. No details survive of the discovery of the Pilling Moss scabbard from Britain, made for a long dagger or short sword, but it is distinguished by its unique design and suspension plate that sits at the top of the weapon, unlike northern counterparts where this is usually placed in the middle of the scabbard (probably for wearing on the back, see Stead 2006 : 72, cat. no. 233). The asymmetry of this suspension plate and its apparent truncation and riveting might suggest it has been altered and customised, perhaps during repair. There are many British Iron Age

in Bog bodies
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Melanie Giles

hair band. She was found wrapped in a skin cape, decapitated from back to front between the third and fourth cervical vertebrae (Fischer 2012 : 115). The Roum head, also believed to be female (from the lack of facial hair) and dating to around AD 1, was wrapped in a sheepskin cape (van der Sanden 1996 : 159; Fischer 2012 : 120). The Pilling Moss head from the UK, again thought to be female, was interred with two strings of cylindrical jet beads, one amber bead and abundant plaited hair, head, neck and necklaces wrapped in a woollen cloth (Fischer 2012 : 210

in Bog bodies