Re: Dutch Urban Archaeology exhibition: some pics
- --- In email@example.com, "Bertus Brokamp"
> I think the three long iron pointy pieces of iron inI was afraid you might say that :)
> are supossed to be the awls.
> ...Statensquare), because this is where it originates from, a numberThank you for the translation (if forced to i can translate most
> of these small iron rhomboidal rods. These are leatherneedles or
> awls, which were used by leather workers to prick holes in leather.
> Round holes are useless because the leather will then close again.
> So it is a mould to cast nine awls per time with. From the
> archeological context it can be dated to the 14th c.
> So there's you answer.
> I think they are a bit too large to be awls but who am I ;)
languges using Roman characters, but I'd rather not if I don't have
to). Mmm, large... maybe. They might be awl blades - although I
have some other questions for the expert before I'd just dive in and
say they are awl blades (like are there local 14th century examples of
leather with a triangular holes? (And who told him that a round awl
blade is useless? 'cause they wrong).
Don't ever be reluctant to question interpretations. Skepticism is a
good thing. It's only unwillingness to be convinced that is a problem :)
> By the way, there are some more interesting things on that websiteVery pretty. The narrowness might be a problem, but judging from the
> of what they excavated in Dordrecht.
> What do you think of this one for example:
fact that it looks like we're missing a good sized wedge out of the
one side, I'm not positive (copy the picture, cut it out and try
taping the side seams together and you'll see what I mean. The bend
to the left in the shoe may be there, or it may be missing even more
of the side, but at the very least there is a roughly triangular piece
from the upper half of the side seam to the vamp throat that isn't
there. I'll need to take a look at Goubitz's stuff since I think this
one may be depicted there (or it's one that looks something like it).