Life and Economy at Early Medieval Flixborough, c. AD 600-1000: The Artefact Evidence [eBook (PDF)]

D. H. Evans(Author)

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ISBN: 9781782972853 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Excavations at Flixborough | Volume: 2 | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 534p, 215 b/w & 48 col illus

Life and Economy at Early Medieval Flixborough, c. AD 600-1000



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. Volume 2 contains detailed presentation of some 10,000 recorded finds, over 6,000 sherds of pottery, and many other residues and bulk finds, illustrated with 213 blocks of figures and 67 plates, together with discussion of their significance.It presents the most comprehensive, and currently unique picture of daily life on a rural settlement of this period in eastern England, and is an assemblage of Europe wide significance to Anglo-Saxon and early medieval archaeologists.

Reviews & Quotes

"This is an essential text for students of material culture and society in early medieval England, and a key element in the exemplary analysis and publication of this major site.'"
Christopher Scull
British Archaeology (Sept/Oct 2010)

"The volumes under review here present unparalleled window on the workings and character of an early medieval estate centre with a degree of resolution only normally encountered in urban archaeology. As principal author and coordinator of the Flixborough project, Chris Loveluck has achieved a substantial task in bringing high-definition archaeology and a new type-site to the field of early medieval studies following two previous detailed interim reports. The Flixborough publication will serve as a benchmark for years to come.'"
Andrew Reynolds
Medieval Archaeology (Vol. 54, November 2010)

"The collection of 562 pins is particularly interesting: catalogued by material and head shape (or lack of head), it establishes the importance of iron pins and headless pins, perhaps originally finished with glass or organic heads.'"
Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Medieval Clothing and Textiles, vol 6 (2010)

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