IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 502: The Early Medieval Inn in Culmine: How Pleasure and Usefulness Were Joined Together in Ancient Poland

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Organiser:Wojciech Chudziak, Instytut Archeologii, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden / Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 502-aRelics of the Inn at Culmine: Building Reconstruction and Spatial Organisation
(Language: English)
Paweł Szczepanik, Instytut Archeologii, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life, Economics - Trade
Paper 502-bDefining the Inn: An Examination of the Archaeological Evidence
(Language: English)
Barbara Kowalewska, Instytut Archeologii, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life, Economics - Trade
Paper 502-cFunctions of the Inn in Culmine in the Light of Archaeological and Written Sources
(Language: English)
Ewelina Siemianowska, Instytut Archeologii, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life, Economics - Trade
Abstract

This proposed session is a presentation of the results of interdisciplinary research team consisting of archaeologists, archaeobotanists, archaeozoologists, and historians. Thanks to excavations the archaeological, archaeobotanical, and archaeozoological evidence was received; it can be connected with the early medieval inn functioning on the crossing of long distance routes in Culmine lying on the Pomeranian Vistula. Explored materials indicate that reconstructed inn was a very important place where useful trade was connected with games, food, and drinking. The discussed inn is the first archaeological discovery of this type of institution from early Middle Ages known from Polish territories and what’s more – it has the confirmation in written sources.