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Book: The Archaeology of Prague and the Medieval Czech Lands, 1100-1600

Chapter: Artefacts, Communication and Symbols

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24730


Archaeological evidence enables us to explore communication and symbolic actions within parts of medieval society. Archaeology informs about objects within specific, meaningful social contexts: house sacrifices, pilgrim badges, stove tiles, aquamaniles, toys and equipment for games. Thanks to the contextual information provided by excavation, we can study the diffusion of some aspects of communication and symbolism in medieval society.

Chapter Contributors

  • Jan Klápště ( - book-auth-508) 'Charles University'