IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1607: Artefact Studies in a New Millennium: Portable Antiquities and Fresh Approaches to Material Culture

Thursday 13 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:John Naylor, Department of Archaeology, University of York / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Julian D. Richards, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Paper 1607-aEarly Saxon Cemeteries in their Landscape, and Metal-Detector Finds in their Landscape
(Language: English)
Mary E. Chester-Kadwell, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites
Paper 1607-bNorthumbrian Nobles, Viking Warlords, and Ecclesiastical Dynasties: The Economic History of Deira in Troubled Political Times, 700-920
(Language: English)
Caroline N. J. Smith, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Economics - General, Numismatics
Paper 1607-cAnglo-Scandinavian Perceptions: Identity and Change in the Danelaw
(Language: English)
John Naylor, Department of Archaeology, University of York / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Daily Life
Paper 1607-dSacred or Profane?: Human Representations in Later Anglo-Saxon Metalwork
(Language: English)
Gabor Thomas, School of European Culture & Languages, University of Kent
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General
Abstract

Artefact-based studies have been a traditional mainstay of archaeological research for many years. With the advent of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Early Medieval Corpus, and their online databases, vast quantities of new data have become available for study. This allows researchers the opportunity to study early medieval material culture in unprecedented detail, and with new methods. ‘Artefact Studies in a New Millennium’ focuses on the recent, wide-ranging work of material culture specialists, and how this is fundamentally changing our perceptions of early medieval society.