IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 812: Society and Culture in Viking Age Towns of Britain and Ireland, II

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Society for Medieval Archaeology
Organiser:Dawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Dawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Paper 812-aThe Viking-Age Metalwork from Bull Wharf, London
(Language: English)
Gabor Thomas, School of European Culture & Languages, University of Kent
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Daily Life
Paper 812-bSocial and Cultural Influences on the Viking-Age Coinage from Lincoln
(Language: English)
Letty Ten Harkel, Department of Archaeology & Prehistory, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life
Paper 812-cAt Home in the Viking Age: The Norse Houses of Ireland and Western Britain
(Language: English)
Rebecca Boyd, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin
Abstract

These two linked sessions explore the society and culture of Viking-Age towns in Britain and Ireland. The papers seeks to explore the Viking influence on urban life through the study of material culture, evidence for diet and the production/supply of animal products to towns, and evidence for lifestyles and funerary rituals. Several of the papers will also contrast the Viking impact in an urban context with the surrounding rural hinterland. The interaction of Scandinavians settlers with the local population and the continental influence on Viking-Age towns in Britain will also be explored.