IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 202: The Medieval Park: New Perspectives, I

Monday 9 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Windgather Press
Organiser:Amanda Richardson, Department of History, University of Chichester
Moderator/Chair:Amanda Richardson, Department of History, University of Chichester
Paper 202-aParks and Hunting Landscapes in the 'Long 12th Century'
(Language: English)
Robert E. Liddiard, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Social History
Paper 202-bAnimal Bones and Animal Parks
(Language: English)
Naomi Sykes, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Daily Life
Paper 202-cWho Created Clarendon Park?
(Language: English)
Tom James, Department of History / Department of Archaeology, University of Winchester
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Archives and Sources, Local History
Abstract

These sessions showcase some new approaches to late medieval deer parks. This first session focuses on their origin, function, and meaning. It explores the ways in which these might be recovered through various methodologies and disciplinary approaches, ranging from archaeology through to documentary and zooarchaeological analysis. Questions asked will range from the general to the specific. What was the status of parks in the long 11th century? What activities occurred within them? And who was responsible for the creation of the largest medieval deer park known to have existed in England, at Clarendon (Wiltshire)?