This paper examines materialities of magic on Iron Age and Romano-British settlement sites. Using a few select case studies, this paper explores some interfaces between archaeological theory and praxis, and examines the problems of excavating and recording the potential evidence for ‘practical magic’ on developer-funded sites in Britain.
|Title of host publication||The Materiality of Magic: An Artefactual Investigation into Ritual Practices and Popular Beliefs.|
|Editors||Ceri Houlbrook, Nathalie Armitage|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Iron Age, Romano-British, structured deposition, materiality, magic
Chadwick, A. (2015). Doorways, ditches and dead dogs – material manifestations of practical magic in Iron Age and Roman Britain. In C. Houlbrook, & N. Armitage (Eds.), The Materiality of Magic: An Artefactual Investigation into Ritual Practices and Popular Beliefs. (pp. 37-64). Oxbow Books.