Plenty of fun with Ictis. This business of trade, the level to which it had
developed, the development of touta in the period, and the whole business of
internal 'celtic' affairs at the time, that had formed its tendril
connection to the Mediterranean, is a great place to be, and will occupy
this bunny in the next period :)
There's good work being conducted, and great speculation, and I very much
like the 'ownership' of Ictis along the south coast.
Diodorus' description of transportation of tin from Cornwall via Ictis to
the coast of France has been a point of debate, but Island historian
Davenport Adams thought the evidence pointed to the Isle of Wight being the
isle of Ictis.
Cunliffe's Mount Batten
Trade is another area where we owe a debt to archaeology. With some
exceptions, ancient writers felt trade to be beneath them, and what literary
evidence we have is largely imprecise and anecdotal. Archaeological finds,
however, especially of pottery, enable us to reconstruct trade patterns.
First published 2009 by CISMAS Penzance Cornwall
HAMMERSEN, LAUREN ALEXANDRA MICHELLE. The Control of Tin in
Southwestern Britain from the First Century AD to the Late Third Century AD.
A great review of the earlier period here.
Gotta find where the .pdf has been placed!
Knowledge of Dumnonia between c. 500 BC and 500 AD has increased
considerably since 1962, with consequent new emphasis in research. This
article is wrongly titled — it should really be called 'The Iron Age and
Roman Periods in Mid- and West Cornwall'.
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