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Paperback:Thames mudlarking : searching for London's lost treasures / Jason Sandy & Nick Stevens.:2021 Paperback Thames mudlarking : searching for London's lost treasures / Jason Sandy & Nick Stevens.
Thames mudlarking : searching for London's lost treasures / Jason Sandy & Nick Stevens.
Author: Sandy, Jason,
Author: Stevens, Nick,
Publication year: 2021
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Shire Publications
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784424329 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Introduction: Mudlarking -- Megalodons, Woolly Rhinos and Flint Tools -- Rituals and Votive Offerings -- Vanity and Sex -- Zoomorphic Art and Viking Attacks -- Pilgrims, Knights and Betrayal -- Opulence and Witchcraft -- War, Fire and Love -- Death and Decadence -- Empire and Invention -- Keep Calm and Carry On -- Eternal River -- Liquid History -- Places to Visit -- Further Reading -- Index
An illustrated introduction to mudlarking which tells the incredible, forgotten history of London through objects found on the foreshores of the River Thames. A beautifully illustrated introduction to mudlarking which tells the incredible, forgotten history of London through objects found on the foreshore of the River Thames. Often seen combing the shoreline of the River Thames at low tide, groups of archaeology enthusiasts known as `mudlarks' continue a tradition that dates back to the eighteenth century. Over the years they have found a vast array of historical artefacts providing glimpses into the city's past. Objects lost or discarded centuries ago - from ancient river offerings such as the Battersea Shield and Waterloo Helmet, to seventeenth-century trade tokens and even medals for bravery - have been discovered in the river. This book explores a fascinating assortment of finds from prehistoric to modern times, which collectively tell the rich and illustrious story of London an
Series title: Shire library
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92 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 21 cm.

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