The Apotropaic Symbolled Threshold to Nevern Castle—Castell Nanhyfer
Excavations in the summer of 2011 at Nevern Castle (Castell Nanhyfer) revealed a previously unknown southern entrance to the castle constructed of clay mortared slate in the final quarter of the twelfth century. The threshold was formed of vertically seated slates, imitating the natural bedrock. Thirteen of these slates had designs inscribed into one or both faces. Their location, the absence of such inscribed slates from the rest of the site and the nature of the symbols, which could not normally be seen, suggests that they were apotropaic in nature. This paper presents a record and interpretation of this unusual in situ apotropaic-symbolled threshold deposit.
Caple, C. (2012). The Apotropaic Symbolled Threshold to Nevern Castle—Castell Nanhyfer. Archaeological Journal, 169(1), 422-452. https://doi.org/10.1080/00665983.2012.11020920
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2012|
|Deposit Date||Apr 18, 2012|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 2, 2015|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Accepted Journal Article
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Archaeological Journal on 01/01/2012, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00665983.2012.11020920.
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