IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 618: Building Bridges for Memory and Afterlife: Everyday Objects Buried with the Dead, II

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Daniela Marcu Istrate, Institutul de Arheologie 'Vasile Pârvan', Academia Română, Bucharest
Moderator/Chair:Livia Magina, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Paper 618-aSocial Status and Urban Every Day Life Reflected in Grave Inventories: The Case of Baia Mare's Churchyard Cemetery
(Language: English)
Szőcs Péter Levente, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Muzeul Județean Satu Mare, Satu Mare
Szőcs Péter Levente, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Muzeul Județean Satu Mare, Satu Mare
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Mentalities, Pagan Religions
Paper 618-bMilitary Equipment and Horse Harnesses in Late Turanic Nomads' Graves between the Carpathians, the Lower Danube, and the Dniester Area
(Language: English)
Adrian Ioniță, Institutul de Arheologie 'Vasile Pârvan', Academia Română, Bucharest
Adrian Ioniță, Institutul de Arheologie 'Vasile Pârvan', Academia Română, Bucharest
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Mentalities, Pagan Religions
Paper 618-c'Pro salute animae suae': Thinking of Eternal Life in Medieval Testaments from Southern Hungary
(Language: English)
Adrian Magina, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Adrian 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.