I haven’t blogged for a long time.
There are many reasons, but… I am back!
Recently I have been working with the Cambridge Archaeology Filed Group on an amazing project which will be published in 2013. I have also, finally, invested in a new machine – Minelab E-Trac….Wow what a pice of kit….
Anyhow, I have been familiarising myself with it and found a couple of nice pieces with it.
Firstly is a “POD” Button. Now, some of you may think, whats the big deal…it’s a button…but if you internet search POD Button, you will quickly find out that it is a button belonging to the American Post Office Department…So you see, you have to ask the question… “What the heck is this button doing in the middle of a field in Great Eversden!?!”
Next – at the other end of the spectrum is another clothes fastener – but this time it is from the medieval period, somewhere after the 14th century. Its a beautifully simple object in its own right. Ergonomically simple and charming – a really nice find.
So you see – two buttons – two different stories. Same field, centuries and many lives apart.