Archaeological Approaches to Medieval Europe [Paperback]

Kathleen Biddick (Editor)

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ISBN: 9780918720528 | Published by: Medieval Institute Publications | Year of Publication: 1984 | Language: English 310p, b/w illus

Archaeological Approaches to Medieval Europe


This volume presents a series of papers which showcased the potential of archaeology for the study of the Middle Ages, at a time when medieval archaeology was still a relatively young discipline. Contributions include Glanville Jones on the multiple estate; David Hall on field systems; Oliver Rackham on forest and woodland; Richard Hodges on pre-Viking trade in the North Sea region; and Pamela Crabtree on the Zooarchaeology of West Stow.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Kathleen Biddick
PART I: Organizing Space and Managing Resources
The Multiple Estate: A Model for Tracing the Interrelationships of Society, Economy, and Habitat by Glanville R. J. Jones
Fieldwork and Documentary Evidence for the Layout and Organization of Early Medieval Estates in the English Midlands by David Hall
The Forest: Woodland and Wood-Pasture in Medieval England by Oliver Rackham
PART II: Forming and Transforming Agricultural Systems in Temperate Europe
Field Edge, Forest Edge: Early Medieval Social Change and Resource Allocation by Kathleen Biddick
Some Ecological Dimensions of Medieval Field Systems by H. S. A. Fox
Environmental, Ecological, and Agricultural Systems: Approaches to Simulation Modeling Applications for Medieval Temperate Europe by William S. Cooter
Early Medieval Agriculture in Coastal Holland: The Evidence from Archaeology and Ecology by William H. TeBrake
PART III: Reconstructing Material Worlds from Artifacts
North Sea Trade Before the Vikings by Richard Hodges
Morphological Analysis of Medieval Fine Pottery: Provenance and Trade Patterns in the Mediterranean World by Janet E. Buerger
The Archaeozoology of the Anglo-Saxon Site at West Stow, Suffolk by Pamela Crabtree
PART IV: Time-Depth and Settlement: Overview and Case Studies
A Diachronic Model for Settlement and Land Use in Southern Burgundy by Carole L. Crumley
An Experimental Model for Early Medieval Settlement in Southwestern Burgundy by Walter E. Berry
Castle and Countryside: Capalbiaccio and the Changing Settlement History of the Ager Cosanus by Stephen L. Dyson
PART V: Context and Concerns
Current Research Concerns in Medieval Archaeology in West Germany by Walter Janssen

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