IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1241: The Horse in Material Culture

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Paper 1241-aBaggage Animals and Their Use: Indispensable Yet Ignored
(Language: English)
Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life
Paper 1241-bThe Development of Bits from the Viking Age to the 16th Century, in England and Beyond
(Language: English)
John Clark, Museum of London
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Technology
Paper 1241-cEquestrian Cities: The Role of the Riding Horse in Interurban Traffic and the Characteristics of Urban Horse Husbandry in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Fabienne Meiers, Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l'Education, Université du Luxembourg, Belval
Index terms: Administration, Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Politics and Diplomacy

The session brings out the evidence of material culture to complete the image of the medieval horse. The papers in the session also respond to the strand of thematic strand of ‘otherness’, whether by discussing the unglamorous baggage animals or the ‘atypical’ or ‘alien’ Irish bits. The papers draw on archaeological, visual and documentary evidence to reconstruct the less familiar, and often ignored, physical aspects of medieval equestrianism.