‘Things that travelled’: the surprising case of raw glass

@article{Whitehouse2003ThingsTT,
  title={‘Things that travelled’: the surprising case of raw glass},
  author={David Whitehouse},
  journal={Early Medieval Europe},
  year={2003},
  volume={12}
}
  • D. Whitehouse
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • History
  • Early Medieval Europe
Archaeologists use the find-places of particular artefacts to infer movements of people or products. Sometimes we also use surrogates such as amphorae, to track the movement of perishable products such as olive oil and wine. Indeed, we use the typological features of the amphorae to suggest their place of origin and consequently the origin of the commodity in question. Occasionally we even use unrelated objects as surrogates for the real thing. For example, we assume (perhaps rashly) that the… 
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