IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 518: Building Bridges for Memory and Afterlife: Everyday Objects Buried with the Dead, I

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Daniela Marcu Istrate, Institutul de Arheologie 'Vasile Pârvan', Academia Română, Bucharest
Moderator/Chair:Adrian Magina, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Paper 518-aRich Graves, Poor Graves: Burial Rites of the 6th-Century Germanic Population in Southern Transylvania
(Language: English)
Anca Nițoi, Muzeul National Brukenthal, Sibiu
Anca Nițoi, Muzeul National Brukenthal, Sibiu
Anca Nițoi, Muzeul National Brukenthal, Sibiu
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Mentalities
Paper 518-bPagan Habits in Christian Cemeteries?: The Case of Belts as Funerary Objects in the 11th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Daniela Marcu Istrate, Institutul de Arheologie 'Vasile Pârvan', Academia Română, Bucharest
Daniela Marcu Istrate, Institutul de Arheologie 'Vasile Pârvan', Academia Română, Bucharest
Daniela Marcu Istrate, Institutul de Arheologie 'Vasile Pârvan', Academia Română, Bucharest
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Mentalities, Pagan Religions
Paper 518-cPreparing for Resurrection: Objects for the Afterlife in Late Medieval Transylvania
(Language: English)
Livia Magina, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Livia Magina, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Livia Magina, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities
Abstract

Many things cohere around understanding burial and death in medieval times: among them, funerary items are of particular importance, generating varied ways of analysis and interpretation. This session will draw attention to objects buried with the dead, exploring the habit in different circumstances and from various perspectives, in East-central Europe. Involved papers will discuss artefacts from ordinary or richly furnished graves, trying to understand: the reason of choosing a specific object, object’s significance for the dead, its message for the world of living and its role (if any) for the afterlife. Archaeological and documentary evidence will offer the scientific background.