IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 304: Interdisciplinary Studies on Archaeological Finds from the Early Middle Ages

Monday 14 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute for Archaeological Science, Universität Wien
Organiser:Birgit Bühler, Institute for Archaeological Science, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Erik Szameit, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Universität Wien
Paper 304-aThe Longobardic Smiths' Graves from Poysdorf and Brünn
(Language: English)
Falko Daim, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Technology
Paper 304-bTechnological Studies on Medieval Weapons
(Language: English)
Mathias Mehofer, Archäologiezentrum, Universität Wien
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Technology
Paper 304-cInterdisciplinary Studies on the Gold Treasure from Brestovac (Croatia, 8th-9th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Birgit Bühler, Institute for Archaeological Science, Universität Wien
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Technology
Abstract

All three papers will deal with the interpretation of archaeological finds with the help of metallographic and technological methods: paper A will examine the evidence from two Longobardic (6th-century) smith’s graves from Poysdorf (Lower Austria) and Brünn/Brno (Czechoslovakia). Paper B will show how metallpgraphic studies can assist in establishing and refining typologies of medieval weapons. Paper C will examine a small treasure from Brestovac (Croatia, 8th-9th centuries) from an archaeological, art historical and technological point of view.