IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 318: Beasts in Art and Artisanry: Technology and Applications of Animal Materials

Monday 7 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Association Villard de Honnecourt for Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Art & Science (AVISTA)
Organiser:Carol Neuman de Vegvar, Department of Fine Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware
Moderator/Chair:David H. Kennett, Independent Scholar, Shipston-on-Stour
Paper 318-aBound to Be of Use: Fossil Sea Urchins and Ivory in Merovingian Bound Pendants
(Language: English)
Genevra Kornbluth, Independent Scholar, Maryland
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Technology
Paper 318-bThe Bone Interlude in Middle Saxon England
(Language: English)
Ian Riddler, Independent Scholar, Stratton
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Art History - Decorative Arts
Paper 318-cOxen and Ploughs: Why Cattle Were So Important in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Debby Banham, Department of History & Philosophy of Science,
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Science, Technology

An examination of the variety of animal and other natural materials used in the early middle ages. These include ivory, sea urchins, and items in bound pendants; bone, antler, horn, and whalebone made into a wide variety of objects; the use of cattle during their working lives and materials from cattle used after their death.