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The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

Author: Christopher M. Gerrard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198744719

Category: History

Page: 1105

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The Middle Ages are all around us in Britain. The Tower of London and the castles of Scotland and Wales are mainstays of cultural tourism and an inspiring cross-section of later medieval finds can now be seen on display in museums across England, Scotland, and Wales. Medieval institutions fromParliament and monarchy to universities are familiar to us and we come into contact with the later Middle Ages every day when we drive through a village or town, look up at the castle on the hill, visit a local church or wonder about the earthworks in the fields we see from the window of a train.The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain provides an overview of the archaeology of the later Middle Ages in Britain between AD 1066 and 1550. 61 entries, divided into 10 thematic sections, cover topics ranging from later medieval objects, human remains, archaeological science,standing buildings, and sites such as castles and monasteries, to the well-preserved relict landscapes which still survive. This is a rich and exciting period of the past and most of what we have learnt about the material culture of our medieval past has been discovered in the past two generations.This volume provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and describes the major projects and concepts that are changing our understanding of our medieval heritage.

The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

Author: Christopher Gerrard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191062117

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

View: 641

The Middle Ages are all around us in Britain. The Tower of London and the castles of Scotland and Wales are mainstays of cultural tourism and an inspiring cross-section of later medieval finds can now be seen on display in museums across England, Scotland, and Wales. Medieval institutions from Parliament and monarchy to universities are familiar to us and we come into contact with the later Middle Ages every day when we drive through a village or town, look up at the castle on the hill, visit a local church or wonder about the earthworks in the fields we see from the window of a train. The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain provides an overview of the archaeology of the later Middle Ages in Britain between AD 1066 and 1550. 61 entries, divided into 10 thematic sections, cover topics ranging from later medieval objects, human remains, archaeological science, standing buildings, and sites such as castles and monasteries, to the well-preserved relict landscapes which still survive. This is a rich and exciting period of the past and most of what we have learnt about the material culture of our medieval past has been discovered in the past two generations. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and describes the major projects and concepts that are changing our understanding of our medieval heritage.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology

Author: David K. Pettegrew

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190917562

Category: History

Page: 724

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The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology brings together expert work by leading scholars of the archaeology of Early Christianity and the Roman world in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions. The thirty-four contributions to this volume survey Christian material culture and ground the history, culture, and society of the first seven centuries of Christianity in archaeological method, theory, and research. The essays emphasize the link between archaeological fieldwork, methods, and regional and national traditions in constructing our knowledge of the Early Church and Christian communities within the context of the ancient Mediterranean, Near East, and Europe. Three sweeping introductory essays provide historical perspectives on the archaeology of the Early Christian world. These are followed by a series of topical treatments that focus on monuments and environments ranging from Christian churches to catacombs, martyria, and baths, as well as classes of objects of religious significance such as ceramics, lamps, and icons. Finally, the volume locates the archaeology of the Early Christian world in fifteen regional studies stretching from Britain to Persia, highlighting the unique historical contexts that have shaped scholarly discussion across time and space. The thorough, carefully-researched essays offer the most intensive, state-of-the-art treatment of recent research into the archaeology of Early Christianity available.

Public Archaeology

Public Archaeology

Author: Howard Williams

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: UCBK:C122265938

Category: Community archaeology

Page: 300

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This collection, stemming from the 2nd University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference 'Archaeo-Engage: Engaging Communities in Archaeology' (April 2017), provides original perspectives on public archaeology's current practices and future potentials focusing on art/archaeological media, strategies and subjects.

Pattern and Process in the Material Culture of Anglo-Saxon Non-elite Rural Settlements

Pattern and Process in the Material Culture of Anglo-Saxon Non-elite Rural Settlements

Author: Hana Lewis

Publisher: BAR British Series

ISBN: UGA:32108058891162

Category: Anglo-Saxons

Page: 300

View: 157

UCL Institute of Archaeology PhD Series, Volume 1 The research presented in this book advances scholarship on Anglo-Saxon non-elite rural settlements through the analysis of material culture. Forty-four non-elite sites and the high-status site of Staunch Meadow, occupied throughout the Anglo-Saxon period (c. 5th-11th centuries) and geographically representative of Anglo-Saxon settlement in England, were selected for study. Comparative analyses of the material culture assemblages and settlement data from these sites were evaluated from four main research perspectives: the archaeological contexts and distributional patterns of material culture at the sites; the range and character of material culture; patterns of material culture consumption; and material culture as evidence for the economic reach of rural settlements.

Coin Hoarding in Medieval England and Wales, C. 973-1544

Coin Hoarding in Medieval England and Wales, C. 973-1544

Author: Murray Andrews

Publisher: BAR British Series

ISBN: UCBK:C118869273

Category: Archaeology, Medieval

Page: 266

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This book presents a pioneering analysis of the archaeological and numismatic evidence for medieval coin hoarding, using advanced statistical and GIS methodologies to identify and interpret patterns in the formation and deposition of more than 800 medieval coin hoards found in England and Wales.

The Routledge Handbook of Medieval Rural Life

The Routledge Handbook of Medieval Rural Life

Author: Miriam Müller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000450736

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 816

The Routledge Handbook of Medieval Rural Life brings together the latest research on peasantry in medieval Europe. The aim is to place peasants – as small-scale agricultural producers – firmly at the centre of this volume, as people with agency, immense skill and resilience to shape their environments, cultures and societies. This volume examines the changes and evolutions within village societies across the medieval period, over a broad chronology and across a wide geography. Rural structures, families and hierarchies are examined alongside tool use and trade, as well as the impact of external factors such as famine and the Black Death. The contributions offer insights into multidisciplinary research, incorporating archaeological as well as landscape studies alongside traditional historical documentary approaches across widely differing local and regional contexts across medieval Europe. This book will be an essential reference for scholars and students of medieval history, as well those interested in rural, cultural and social history.

Aelfric's Abbey

Aelfric's Abbey

Author: Alan Hardy

Publisher: Thames Valley Landscapes Monog

ISBN: UOM:39015057013362

Category: History

Page: 676

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The minster church at Eynsham, Oxfordshire, was founded in the 7th or 8th century and refounded in 1005 as a Benedictine abbey. The excavations carried out by Oxford Archaeology revealed substantial remains of the abbey, tracing its history from its foundation until the Dissolution in 1538-9. The excavated precinct buildings included part of the Great Cloister, refectory, kitchens, cellars, domestic range and latrines. A programme of geophysical survey was carried out in addition to the main excavation in order to study as much as possible of the abbey's inner and outer wards, and to place the excavations in their wider context. The recovery of archaeological evidence at the site, combined with a study of documentary sources, has provided a rare opportunity to study in depth the development and economy of a major religious house from its origins through to its demise. This large volume is the final report on the excavations. It includes chapters on the stratigraphy of the site, the building materials, the small finds, animal and botanical remains, human skeletons, and a comprehensive discussion of the sequence of occupation at the site, from the Anglo-Saxon through the medieval and post-medieval periods.

The Historical Archaeology of Britain

The Historical Archaeology of Britain

Author: Richard Newman

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015053170737

Category: History

Page: 249

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This up-to-date overview examines cueeent archaeological theory and practice, drawing on evidence from sites and projects in Britain. This book is essential reading for all amateur and professional archaeologists and enhances the field of post-medieval archaeology. _

Anglo-Saxon England

Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Sally Crawford

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 0747808368

Category: History

Page: 72

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Early Anglo-Saxon England saw some of the most important elements in the creation of modern England: the Germanic migrations after the departure of the Romans and the introduction of Christianity in the 7th century. While traditionally the early centuries of Anglo-Saxon England have been disregarded as"'lost centuries," archaeological evidence, paired with the later written sources, can reveal a complex and often sophisticated society. This period saw the beginnings of urbanization, with the establishment of market-places enabling the trade of local and exotic goods, and the first schools were introduced in the 7th century. Sally Crawford looks at how the Anglo-Saxons lived, from the composition of an Anglo-Saxon family and how status was defined by an individual's occupation, to the complexities of feasting and drinking and how adults and children found entertainment.

Archaeology of Medieval Europe

Archaeology of Medieval Europe

Author: James Graham-Campbell

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: UCSC:32106019290771

Category: History

Page: 482

View: 819

Intends to enable readers to track the development of different cultures, and of regional characteristics, throughout the full extent of medieval Catholic Europe. Revealing shared contexts and technological developments, this work also provides the opportunity for demonstrating the differences that were inevitably present across the Continent.