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Early Medieval Settlements

Author : Helena Hamerow
ISBN : 9780199273188
Genre : History
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This is an overview and synthesis of the extensive and rapidly growing body of archaeological evidence for early medieval buildings, settlements, farming, craft production, and trade among the rural communities of north-west Europe.
Category: History

Early Medieval Britain

Author : Pam J. Crabtree
ISBN : 9781108584678
Genre : Social Science
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The growth and development of towns and urbanism in the pre-modern world has been of interest to archaeologists since the nineteenth century. Much of the early archaeological research on urban origins focused on regions such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Mesoamerica. Intensive archaeological research that has been conducted since the 1960s, much of it as a result of urban redevelopment, has shed new light on the development of towns in Anglo-Saxon England. In this book, Pamela Crabtree uses up-to-date archaeological data to explore urban origins in early medieval Britain. She argues that many Roman towns remained important places on the landscape, despite losing most of their urban character by the fifth century. Beginning with the decline of towns in the fourth and fifth centuries, Crabtree then details the origins and development of towns in Britain from the 7th century through the Norman Conquest in the mid-eleventh century CE. She also sets the development of early medieval urbanism in Britain within a broader, comparative framework.
Category: Social Science

Early Medieval Mortuary Practices

Author : Sarah Semple
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131799293
Genre : History
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Volume 14 of the Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History series is dedicated to the archaeology of early medieval death, burial and commemoration. Incorporating studies focusing upon Anglo-Saxon England as well as research encompassing western Britain, Continental Europe and Scandinavia, this volume originated as the proceedings of a two-day conference held at the University of Exeter in February 2004. It comprises of an Introduction that outlines the key debates and new approaches in early medieval mortuary archaeology followed by eighteen innovative research papers offering new interpretations of the material culture, monuments and landscape context of early medieval mortuary practices. Papers contribute to a variety of ongoing debates including the study of ethnicity, religion, ideology and social memory from burial evidence. The volume also contains two cemetery reports of early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries from Cambridgeshire.
Category: History

Rural Settlement Lifestyles And Social Change In The Later First Millennium Ad

Author : Christopher Loveluck
ISBN : 1842172565
Genre : History
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Between 1989 and 1991, excavations in the parish of Flixborough, North Lincolnshire, unearthed remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement associated with one of the largest collections of artefacts and animal bones yet found on such a site. In an unprecedented occupation sequence from an Anglo-Saxon rural settlement, six main periods of occupation have been identified, dating from the seventh to the early eleventh centuries; with a further period of activity, between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries AD. The remains of approximately forty buildings and other structures were uncovered; and due to the survival of large refuse deposits, huge quantities of artefacts and faunal remains were encountered compared with most other rural settlements of the period. The quality of the overall archaeological data contained within the settlement sequence is important for both the examination of site-specific issues, and for the investigation of wider research themes and problems, facing settlement studies in England, between AD 600 and 1050. Volume 4, offers a series of thematic analyses, integrating all the forms of evidence to reconstruct the lifestyles of the inhabitants. These comprise settlement-specific aspects and wider themes. The former include relations with the surrounding landscape and region, trade and exchange, and specialist artisan activity. Whereas the wider themes consider approaches to the interpretation of settlement character, the social spectrum of its inhabitants, changing relationships between rural and emerging urban centres, and the importance of the excavated remains within contemporary studies of early medieval settlement and society in western Europe.
Category: History

Anglo Saxon Studies In Archaeology And History

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ISBN : 0947816763
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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This volume of Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History focuses on the topic of 'boundaries'. The theme of boundaries is embedded at all levels of early medieval society. Concepts of belonging, exclusion, power and status are all themes related to boundary studies that can be found operating from the scale of the household up to the level of international relations between early medieval societies. The eleven papers presented in this volume examine the nature of both physical and metaphysical boundaries in the early medieval world. The approaches of the archaeologist, historian and place-name scholar are all to be found in the collection, providing a new interdisciplinary approach to a hitherto neglected area of study.
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Migration Und Identit T

Author : Harald Kleinschmidt
ISBN : UOM:39015075670664
Genre : Europe
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Death And Taxes

Author : Alan Hardy
ISBN : 0904220435
Genre : History
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How did Middle Saxon kings govern their estates, and how did the mechanism of early forms of regional administration work? A spectacular site on the outskirts of Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire has demonstrated that archaeology can add significantly to the debate. Between 1993 and 2003, Oxford Archaeology undertook a major programme of survey and excavation on the outskirts of the town, uncovering extensive remains dating from the Middle Bronze Age to the late medieval period. This volume deals with the Anglo-Saxon and medieval remains, and concentrates on a large 8th-century complex of enclosures and buildings, along with other structures including a large malting oven. It is argued that this represents the infrastructure of a purpose-built tribute centre for a royal estate. The character of the material evidence indicates that wide variety of produce came into complex and was then redistributed rather than consumed on site. The centre administered judicial as well as economic affairs. Evidence of the human remains from an execution site was found - some of it possibly linked to the sudden demise of the tribute centre at the beginning of the 9th century. In addition, the evidence of a well-preserved Reduced Ware pottery manufactory is an indicator of the later role of the area as an industrial estate of the medieval borough of Higham Ferrers.
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Rebuilding The Britons

Author : Christopher R. Bowles
ISBN : UOM:39015075629736
Genre : History
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This study seeks to examine how late antique culture in the Bristol Channel region changed so dramatically in the two centuries following the collapse of Roman authority. It draws on post-colonial theory to examine local social and cultural responses, and substitutes the idea of cultural hybridisation for the received notion of monolithic cultural identities such as British, Celtic or Anglo-Saxon. Discussion centres on architecture (with the sites of Congresbury and Cadbury Castles and Dinas Powys reappraised), ceramics, and personal artefacts such as brooches.
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Collectanea Antiqua

Author : Martin Henig
ISBN : UOM:39015070947877
Genre : History
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A collection of essays in memory of Sonia Chadwick Hawkes: 1) Introduction (Martin Henig and Tyler Jo Smith); 2) Collectanea Antiqua: Sir John Soane's Greek Vases (Tyler Jo Smith); 3) Historical Archaeology and the British Archaeological Association (Martin Henig); 4) E.T. Leeds and the Formulation of an Anglo-Saxon Archaeology of England (Arthur MacGregor); 5) The Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale: Anglo-Saxon Graves and Goods from Kent in the Sonia Hawkes Archive (Birte Brugmann, Helena Hamerow and Deborah K. Harlan); 6) Sonia Chadwick Hawkes and the 'Three Ships' (Lydia Carr); 7) 'Gomol is snoterost': Growing Old in Anglo-Saxon England (Sally Crawford); 8) Was Redwald a European? Sutton Hoo as a Reflection of British Attitudes to Europe (William Filmer-Sankey); 9) Some Considerations on Religion in Early England (James Campbell); 10) Edgar's Lost Grant of Exton, Hants (Martin Biddle); 11) The 'Altar' of Sulis Minerva at Bath: Rethinking the Choice of Deities (Stacey McGowen); 12) Swords, Seaxes and Saxons: Pattern-Welding and Edged Weapon Technology from Late Roman Britain to Anglo-Saxon England (Brian Gilmour); 13) The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Old Park, near Dover, Revisited (Keith Parfitt and Tania M. Dickinson); Interlace - Thoughts and Observations (George Speake); 14) Soldiers and Settlers in Britain, Fourth to Fifth Century - Revisited (Kevin Leahy, with an appendix by Barry Ager); 15) What We Call Home: Reflections on Ancient and Modern Settlement in Deal, East Kent, UK (Christine Finn); 16) Sonia Chadwick Hawkes: Life and Career (Martin Welch); 17) Oxford University Lectureship in European Archaeology (Early Medieval Specialism) (Sonia Chadwick Hawkes); 18) The Oxford Institute of Archaeology, 1961-86: An Informal Retrospect (Sonia Chadwick Hawkes).
Category: History