IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1502: 'Defended Communities': Fortified Settlements of the 8th-10th Centuries - Origins, Forms, and Functions, I

Thursday 4 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester / Vienna Institute of Archaeological Science, Universität Wien
Organisers:Neil Christie, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester
Hajnalka Herold, Vienna Institute of Archaeological Science, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Neil Christie, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester
Paper 1502-aOrigins, Forms, and Functions of 9th-10th-Century Fortified Settlements in Central Europe
(Language: English)
Hajnalka Herold, Vienna Institute of Archaeological Science, Universität Wien
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites
Paper 1502-bButrint and the Fortified Settlements of Epirus
(Language: English)
William Bowden, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites
Abstract

The three sessions ‘Defended Communities’: Fortified Settlements of the 8th-10th Centuries: Origins, Forms, and Functions, I-III aim at comparing the archaeology of fortified settlements across Europe, beyond the scope of regions that are usually compared and studied together. By analysing the origins, forms and functions of these settlements, similarities and differences will be discussed in the development of European regions in the late phase of the early Middle Ages.