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corduroy

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Archaeology.

[MC]

Wooden trackways made from short logs laid parallel to each other side to side, thus forming a continuous corrugated surface.

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Cunningham, Sir Alexander (1814–1893), army officer in the East India Company and archaeologist

J. S. Cotton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1386 words.

Cunningham, Sir Alexander (1814–1893), army officer in the East India Company and archaeologist, was born at John Street, Westminster, on 23 January 1814, the second son of Allan Cunningham...

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Mediterranean World

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Since its origin in the Mediterranean, there have been innumerable experiences of peace; they are as numerous as the participants, historical scopes, and moments. Peace coexists with and...

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plate armor

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Warfare and Defence.

[Ar]

Protective armour in the form of sheet‐iron fittings tailored to the shape of the body and strapped in position. This type of armour was current in the 15th–16th centuries ad...

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scabbard

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Warfare and Defence.

[Ar]

Leather, wooden, metal, or woven case in which a sword or rapier is kept when not in use. Most scabbards are provided with fittings so that they can be hung from a belt or...

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stockade

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[Co]

An enclosure boundary or fence formed using upright posts or planks set in a slot in the ground and perhaps fixed together at a higher level for additional strength.

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Susquehannock

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ˌsǝskwǝˈhænǝk

an Algonquian-speaking Indian tribe located generally along the Susquehanna River in what is now the state of Pennsylvania, the Susquehannock were conquered by the...

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triangulation

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Archaeology.

[Te]

Method of fixing the position of a defined point in the horizontal plane by measuring its distance from two points whose position is already established (e.g. grid pegs) and...

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trunnion

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[De]

A cylindrical projection from the side of a cannon or mortar that when seated in a semi‐circular notch cut into the framework or housing provides support while allowing the...

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Warren, Sir Charles (1840–1927), army officer, police commissioner, and archaeologist

Keith Surridge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2492 words.

Warren, Sir Charles (1840–1927), army officer, police commissioner, and archaeologist, was born on 7 February 1840 at Fairview House, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, the second son of...

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