The 9 herb charm – an archaeological approach
Paper by Lorna Webb
Given at the Surrey Historic Environment Research Framework (SHERF) 2023 conference on November 25, 2023
Overview: The Lacnunga is sometimes overlooked as being a collection of folk remedies and not viewed as serious medicine. However by re-approaching the text from both from a historical perspective by looking at the old English words used and comparing this to the archaeological evidence available this attitude is being challenged. By focusing and reassessing the plants that form the 9 charm herb and comparing to archaeological evidence can new conclusions be made about early medieval herbal remedies?
Still time to book for Saturday's SHERF and full programme of interesting talks, including @ArchSouthEast's Lorna Webb who will be kicking off the day with 'The 9 herb charm – an archaeological approach'https://t.co/ZoBv103E2k pic.twitter.com/uqiyhWydkw
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Top Image: First page of Lacnunga – Wikimedia Commons