IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 312: Urbanism and Rurality in Early Medieval Northern Europe, III: Networks of Production

Monday 9 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:John Naylor, Department of Archaeology, University of York / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Moderator/Chair:John Naylor, Department of Archaeology, University of York / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Paper 312-aUrban-Rural Interactions in East Anglia: The Evidence from Zooarchaeology
(Language: English)
Pam J. Crabtree, Department of Anthropology, New York University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural
Paper 312-bAgrarian Production and the Emporia of Mid-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Helena Hamerow, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban
Paper 312-cCraft in Context: Combmaking in Northern Britain, c. 700-1100
(Language: English)
Steven Ashby, Portable Antiquities Scheme, Northamptonshire County Council
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban
Abstract

Approaches to urban and rural in early medieval northern Europe usually form distinct fields of research. Much work in the last fifteen years has focused towards gaining greater understanding of regional patterns of settlement and economy. This has had a fundamental impact on the way we perceive the role and function of rural areas in societal and economic change and there is now a growing need to integrate this with steadily increasing evidence from urban sites. This session explores production, transportation, and trade in early medieval northern Europe, and its relation to the political economy of its emerging states.