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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1150: The Use of Water and Wetlands at the End of the Early Middle Ages, II: Water as Resource

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Marco Panato, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Lukas Werther, Institut für Orientalistik, Indogermanistik und Ur- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Moderator/Chair:Caroline Goodson, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 1150-aThe Use of Hydropower in Early Medieval Central Europe: A Dendroarchaeological Approach
(Language: English)
Bernhard Muigg, Institut für Forstwissenschaften, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Economics - General, Technology
Paper 1150-bKingdom's Arteries: The Fiscal Patrimony of the Italian Kingdom in the Fluvial System of the Po, 9th-10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Giacomo Vignodelli, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval

This multisession panel is aimed to provide a multidisciplinary approach - combining written sources, archaeological evidence and proxy data - on the use of water and wetlands at the end of the Early Middle Ages (8th-10th century). Water has always been considered as a valuable resource for past societies, but its proximity did also constitute a serious danger. In the early Middle Ages, many regions have been dominated by water and wetlands. This session focuses on water management and water as a resource, concerning different types of exploitation such as hydro-energy and irrigation.