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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1250: The Use of Water and Wetlands at the End of the Early Middle Ages, III: Water and Mobility

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

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:Ross Balzaretti, Institute for Medieval Research, University of Nottingham
Paper 1250-aNaves per caetera flumina: Considerations on the Transport Systems in the Po and Rhône Valleys, 8th-9th Centuries
(Language: English)
Marco Panato, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Trade, Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 1250-bRoman Rivers, Roman Roofs, and the Origins of Papal Forest Conservation
(Language: English)
Paolo Squatriti, Department of History, University of Michigan
Index terms: Administration, Archaeology - General, Economics - General
Paper 1250-cThe Use of French Rivers in Stone Distribution as an Insight in Economic and Social Organisation
(Language: English)
Marion Foucher, Laboratoire Archéologie, Terre, Histoire et Sociétés (ARTEHIS - UMR 6298), Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Trade, Geography and Settlement Studies

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 inland navigation and the mobility of people and goods, considering fluvial transports, interaction with land routes and problems resulting from fluvial dynamics.