IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 501: Later Anglo-Saxon Burial, c. 650–1100, I

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Jo Buckberry, Division of Archaeological, Geographical & Environmental Sciences, University of Bradford
Annia K. Cherryson, Southhampton Archaeology Unit
Moderator/Chair:Dawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Paper 501-aBurial Practice in 7th-Century Hampshire: St Mary's Stadium in Context
(Language: English)
Nick Stoodley, Department of Archaeology, University of Winchester
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 501-bIdentifying Late Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries: The Case of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire
(Language: English)
Jo Buckberry, Division of Archaeological, Geographical & Environmental Sciences, University of Bradford
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 501-cAn Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Worcester Cathedral
(Language: English)
Christopher Guy, Worcester Cathedral
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

While Anglo-Saxon burials have long been the subject of mortuary analysis, the largely unfurnished burials in later Anglo-Saxon periods have tended to be overlooked. Recent research has demonstrated that a wide variety of burial practices were used in the late Anglo-Saxon period. This session aims to bring together researchers working on later Anglo-Saxon burial to obtain a clearer understanding of the variety of burial practices and burial locations utilised during this period, the impact of the Church on burial and how burial and commemoration could be used to reflect the social identity of the deceased and/or their families.