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The origins of Tradescant's 'India Occidentali' wooden clubs: 14C dating, material identification and strontium isotope studies

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This paper focuses on the material study (radiocarbon dating, wood identification and strontium isotope analyses) of four large ‘India occidentali’ clubs, part of the founding collections of the Ashmolean Museum, in Oxford, and originally part of John Tradescant’s ‘Ark’, in Lambeth (1656). During the seventeenth century, the term ‘India occidentali/occidentales’ referred not only to the ‘West Indies’ (its literal translation), but to the Americas as a whole; hence, the Ashmolean clubs and, in...

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10.1017/S0003581517000324

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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GLAM
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Ashmolean Museum
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0000-0002-4753-5999
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Grant:
NF/2014/2/0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
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Antiquaries Journal Journal website
Volume:
98
Issue:
*5*
Pages:
187-218
Publication date:
2018-04-03
Acceptance date:
2018-01-10
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1758-5309
ISSN:
0003-5815
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827009
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uuid:86f04c43-8efb-47a4-b61c-b542d6fac668
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2018-02-28

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