It is argued that coins, as part of material culture, need to be examined within the theoretical framework of historical archaeology and material-culture studies.
Through several case studies we demonstrate how coins, through their integration of text, image and existence as material objects, offer profound insights not only into matters of economy and the ‘big history’ of issuers and state organization but also into ‘small histories’, cultural values and the agency of humans and objects.
The board of education in the Japanese city of Uruma announced the discovery, and said the story of how the coins came to arrive in Japan remained shrouded in doubt.
Katsuren Castle was known to have been the focal point of trading partnerships with China and other Asian countries, but ties to Europe were not evident until the recovery of the coins.
Located in the richest archaeological areas in the county, Crow Canyon is the perfect place for you to get your hands dirty and dig deeper into ancient history.