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Irish Iron Age horns, and the conical spearbutt of Navan: a mouthpiece investigation

O’Foghlu, Billy


In this article it is argued that Irish Iron Age horns originally had mouthpieces. Their absence in the archaeological record is discussed and explained. A theoretical mouthpiece model is developed. The conical spearbutt of Navan (which correlates with this model) is replicated through three dimensional printing and explored as evidence of mouthpiece technology

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Emania


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