IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 606: Defining Forests: Forest Management in Long Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, II - Detecting Forests

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Bernhard Muigg, Institut für Forstwissenschaften, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Moderator/Chair:David Wallace-Hare, Department of Classics, University of Toronto
Paper 606-aFruit Tree Place-Names in England: Linguistic Artefacts as Evidence for Early Medieval Orchards
(Language: English)
Jessica Treacher, Institute for Name-Studies (INS), University of Nottingham
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies, Onomastics
Paper 606-bPotential of Pollen-Based Vegetation Modelling to Assess Regional and Local Forest Cover / Composition / Diversity and Management in the Past: A Case Study in Southern Sweden
(Language: English)
Laurent Marquer, Terrestrial Palaeoclimates Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie Mainz
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 606-cDendroarchaeology and Forests: Detecting Early Medieval Forest Management Systems from Growth Patterns
(Language: English)
Bernhard Muigg, Institut für Forstwissenschaften, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Rural, Technology
Abstract

Forests often represented border areas between cultivated land and wilderness and almost always contained important resources whose ownership was hotly contended and controlled. This multi-session panel provides a cross-disciplinary approach examining forest use during Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (3rd-10th century CE) combining written sources, archaeological evidence, and proxy data. Forests provided valuable resources (e.g. construction timber, fuelwood, acorns) for past societies but have only recently come under intense scholarly scrutiny in the last decades. Session II focuses on cross-disciplinary methods for detecting Early Medieval forest cover, use, and management.