Session 1605: Settlement Patterns and Ethnic Relations in the Early and Central Middle Ages
Thursday 12 July 2007, 11.15-12.45
|Moderator/Chair:||Ana B. Sánchez-Prieto, Department of Palaeography & Diplomatics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid|
|Paper 1605-b||Burial in Early Medieval Southampton|
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History, Local History
|Paper 1605-c||Living But Not Dying Together in Umayyad Córdoba|
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Law, Social History
Paper b: This paper uses the burial evidence from early medieval Southampton as a means of examining the development of churchyard burial, c. 700-1100. The pattern that emerges is not of a simple transition to centralised burial around a minster church. Instead, there are a series of multiple contemporary cemeteries, a number of isolated burials and at least two churchyards. Cemetery numbers and locations appear to shift with changes in the pattern of settlement in both Hamwic and the subsequent late Saxon town. In addition, the increasingly urban nature of the settlement appears to have influenced burial practices.