A team of archaeologists and historians from MOLA and the University of Hertfordshire are calling on people who may have discovered 17th century 'witch bottles' during restoration work or know of examples curated at their places of work, to come forward.
MOLA Finds Specialist Nigel Jeffries, and Professor Owen Davies and Dr. Ceri Houlbrook from the University of Hertfordshire are conducting the most comprehensive synthesis of evidence relating to the much practice mythologised phenomenon of 'witch bottles' ever undertaken. Led by Jeffries, 'Bottles concealed and revealed' is a three year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Time - Examples
For the first time, all known examples that survive in...