IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 316: Diaspora and the Natural World, II

Monday 7 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Society for Medieval Archaeology
Organiser:Naomi Sykes, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Richard Jones, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester.
Paper 316-aArchaeoentomological Investigations from the Bishop's Farm at Garđar
(Language: English)
Eva Panagiotakopulu, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Science
Paper 316-bRe-Conceiving the Early Medieval Landscapes of South Wales
(Language: English)
Andy Seaman, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Urban
Paper 316-cGarden Spaces in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Lydia Pitkin, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites

Medieval Europe witnessed far-ranging movements of both peoples and ideas; from Barbarian invasions to the Crusades and from Paganism to the expansion of Christianity and Islam. The impact of these movements on the ‘Natural World’, both physical and perceived, was many and varied. Understanding their significance has the potential to reveal much about the groups responsible for them. This session seeks to showcase new archaeological research – whether scientific or theoretically-based – into the ecological and/or ideological changes that accompanied the diasporas of the medieval period.