IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1616: Monastic Cemeteries: Themes of Youth and Age, II

Thursday 14 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Isabelle Cochelin, Department of History & Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Simon Mays, English Heritage Centre for Archaeology, Portsmouth
Moderator/Chair:Isabelle Cochelin, Department of History & Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Respondent:Roberta Gilchrist, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
Paper 1616-aPatterns of Age: Evidence for Age Segregation in Medieval Cemeteries
(Language: English)
Barney Sloane, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Monasticism
Paper 1616-bNew Approaches to the Monastic Burials of the Abbey of Saint-Claude and the Priory of Souvigny
(Language: English)
Pascale Chevalier, L'Unité mixte de recherche 5594 (UMR 5594), Archéologie, Terre, Histoire, Sociétés (ARTeHIS), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Dijon / Département d'Histoire, Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Monasticism
Abstract

Excavations at monastic sites generally produce burials, often in large numbers. The aim of these sessions is to illustrate some of the insights burial archaeology offers into monastic life in the medieval period, in Western Europe, as well as around the Mediterranean, using results of recent work. The emphasis is on the age structure of monastic communities, the way in which daily life and sickness patterns varied over the monastic life cycle and cultural recognition of life stages in burial practices.