IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 612: Urbanism and Rurality in Early Medieval Northern Europe, V: Rural-Urban Connections (ii)

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:John Naylor, Department of Archaeology, University of York / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Moderator/Chair:John Blair, Queen's College, University of Oxford
Paper 612-aProductive Sites and Unproductive Sites in 7th-9th Century Yorkshire
(Language: English)
Julian D. Richards, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban
Paper 612-b'Ainsbrook' and York: Centres of Activity in 7th-9th-Century Yorkshire
(Language: English)
Richard Hall, York Archaeological Trust
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban
Paper 612-cA Yeoman's Market?: Rural Exchange in Viking Age Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Søren M. Sindbæk, Department of Medieval Archaeology, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Archaeology - General, 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 will explore the interpretation of urbanism within a framework of rural evidence to discuss the nature and development of towns and their regions in north-west Europe.