IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1602: 'Defended Communities': Fortified Settlements of the 8th-10th Centuries - Origins, Forms, and Functions, II

Thursday 4 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

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:William Bowden, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Paper 1602-aThe Western Black Sea Coast: How and How Much Was It Defended?
(Language: English)
Rossina Kostova, Department of Archaeology, St Cyrill & St Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites
Paper 1602-bThe Southern Carolingian Frontier along the River Ter: 'Roda Civitas' Identified in the Archaeological Site of l'Esquerda (Catalonia)
(Language: English)
Immaculada Ollich i Castanyer, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Maria Ocaña-Subirana, Museu Arqueològic de l'Esquerda, Roda de Ter
Montserrat Rocafiguera, Fundació Privada l'Esquerda, Roda de Ter
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.