First Identification of Club Moss Use in Roman Britain
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Gleba, M., Foulds, E., Teasdale, A., & Russ, H. (2017). First Identification of Club Moss Use in Roman Britain. Archaeological Textiles Review https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.42659
.Archaeological works undertaken by Northern Archaeological Associates (NAA) as part of Highways England’s A1 Road Improvement Scheme between Leeming Bar and Barton encountered human remains within the scheduled monument at Bainesse, near Catterick in North Yorkshire. Excavations revealed over 200 burials forming one of the largest rural Roman cemeteries known in Britain, which included sequences of intercutting inhumations and cremations. One copper-alloy bead was found to contain preserved ’string’, which was formed of two Z-twisted strands of an organic material loosely S-plied. The material was identified as stripped stem of running or stagshorn club moss (Lycopodium clavatum).
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