What are the archaeological signatures of such feasting? Illustrate your essay with specific examples from the historical, ethnographical and archaeological record to support your argument. A funerary feast is any meal partaken with others before, at, or after burial; these feasts are often elaborate and prolonged affairs, providing an occasion to demonstrate extravagance and gluttony […]
What was the function of Hadrian's Wall? Use detailed examples (forts, mile castles, turrets etc) in your answer. Can a comparison with frontier defences in Germany during the 2nd Century AD help solve the problem?
Hadrian’s Wall; a protected site of British Heritage, tourist attraction and constant reminder of Roman contribution to British history, remains an area of debate amongst Historian’s to this day. Built upon the order of Roman Emperor Hadrian between the years 122 and 130 AD, stretching from Wallsend-on-Tyne to Solway Firth, it was around 73 miles […]
Discuss the functions of tower houses in Britain and Ireland, using examples from different regions. Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
Tower House was a fortified medieval residence of multiple storeys built with the purpose of defending against attacks. They were basically types of castle. They were usually built of stone and were quadrangular in design. The tower houses were abundantly built in the late history of castle-building and were spread throughout the landscape (Donnelly, 1996; […]
What do the Linear B tablets tell us about the organisation of industrial production in the Mycenaean kingdoms?
Illustrate your essay with specific examples. The Mycenaean kingdoms, or palace states, are identified by the existence of palaces which were the seat of authority for their locality. These palaces have been discovered on the Greek mainland in Mycenae (from which the Mycenaean period takes its name), in Pylos, Thebes and Tiryns, and also in […]
Assess the value of the various kinds of information we possess to reconstruct Roman military strategy in Britain between AD 43 and AD 70. The following essay will argue that secondary or written sources of information offer the best opportunity to reconstruct Roman strategy in Britain between AD 43 and AD 70. It will out […]