IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 601: Later Anglo-Saxon Burial, c. 650–1100, II

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Jo Buckberry, Division of Archaeological, Geographical & Environmental Sciences, University of Bradford
Annia K. Cherryson, Southhampton Archaeology Unit
Moderator/Chair:Julian D. Richards, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Paper 601-aDisease, Disability, and the Burial Ritual
(Language: English)
Sally Crawford, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 601-bSocial and Physical Difference in the Anglo-Saxon Churchyard
(Language: English)
Dawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 601-cPopular Culture in Late Anglo-Saxon Burial: An Ethnographic Approach
(Language: English)
John Blair, Queen's College, University of Oxford
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.