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The Webbing Belt Buckle Collection at No 8 Adam Park

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: See Report 8 for full list Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No 8 Adam Park Report No: Report No.8 Artifact Type: Webbing Production Date: 2011-02-17 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: various - see Report 8 Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

There were 66 items that were believed to be parts of webbing equipment or uniform found at No.8 Adam Park. A study of the webbing accoutrements was made to assess the number and type of webbing items that had been discarded. The distribution of the items across the site is shown at Appendix 9 of the survey report. The distribution by typology revealed the likely deposition of a number of pieces of webbing including waist belts and ammunition pouches. Haversack shoulder strap buckles (‘Flat Pierced brass D Hook’) also tentatively suggests the presence of either the haversack or a ’08 pack’.

Historic Context:

The majority of items were found among the bullets and cartridges suggesting that the pouches were dumped with the ammunition still inside them. The distribution and concentration of artifacts suggests at least 5 pouches and 6 waist belts were deposited on the site. These in turn imply the equipment deposited here belongs to more than one person. The remaining buckles and belt ends that would take a 25mm webbing strap cannot be linked to a single item of webbing. However their presence in such numbers infers that the ammunition pouches were probably not the only items to be discarded at the time.

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