The Environmental and Social Context of the Isleham Hoard

  title={The Environmental and Social Context of the Isleham Hoard},
  author={Tim Malim and Steve Boreham and David W. Knight and George H. Nash and Richard C. Preece and J. L. Schwenninger},
  journal={The Antiquaries Journal},
  pages={73 - 130}
Abstract This paper describes the rediscovery of the exact location for the Isleham hoard (tl 63197253) and presents the results of related fieldwork; it briefly reviews the metallurgical significance of the hoard, and discusses its local environmental and social context, as well as the distribution of founder's hoards within the Fenland region. The hoard was found to have been placed in a pit dug into a filled-in Bronze Age boundary ditch, next to a rectangular building, and adjacent to the… 
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