Publications & blogs

We have arranged the list in chronological written order -rather than by date of publication- so you can track our thoughts (and mistakes) through time. We recommend starting in 2015 and working forward!

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2020. Thoughts on the Grotesque torc and the Snettisham (Ken Hill) hoards in the light of new research. Available online. 

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2020. ‘Investigating the manufacturing technology of later Iron Age torus torcs’. Historical Metallurgy. 52, 2 (for 2018), 83-95.

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2019. ‘”Cut and shuts”: The reworking of Iron Age gold torus torcs’, Later Prehistoric Finds Group Newsletter 13 (Summer 2019), 4-7. Available Online

Machling T & Williamson R. 2019. ‘”Damn clever metal bashers”’: The thoughts and insights of 21st century goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewellers regarding Iron Age gold torus torcs’ in C. Gosden, H. Chittock, C. Nimura & P. Hommel (eds), Art in the Eurasian Iron Age: Context, connections, and scale. (Oxford)

Machling, T; Williamson, R. & Hallam F. 2019. ‘Going round in circles: the relief decoration of Iron Age gold torcs’. PAST: The Newsletter of the Prehistoric Society 93 (Autumn 2019), 3–5. Available Online

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2018. Blog: ‘Did Vikings ‘nick’ the Newark torc…and the West Lindsey and Towton torcs too?’. December 2018. Available Online

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2018. Blog: ‘We were wrong!’. September 2018. Available Online

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2018. Blog: ‘Did Vikings ‘nick’ the Newark torc?’. May 2018. Available Online

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2018. ”Up Close and Personal’: The later Iron Age Torcs from Newark, Nottinghamshire and Netherurd, Peeblesshire’. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 84, 387–403. Available Online

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2017. ‘Up close and personal with Iron Age torcs!’, Later Prehistoric Finds Group Newsletter 10 (Winter 2017), 15-18. Available Online

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2017. Blog: ‘Talking torcs…two years on’. July 2017. Available Online

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2016. ‘The Netherurd torc terminal – insights into torc technology’. PAST: The Newsletter of the Prehistoric Society 84(Autumn 2016), 3–5. Available Online

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2015. Blog: ‘Talking torcs in Newark’. July 2015. Available Online

Machling, T. & Williamson, R. 2015. ‘Replicating prehistory’. PAST: The Newsletter of the Prehistoric Society 81 (November 2015), 12-13. Available Online