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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 708: Borders and Boundaries in the Archaeology of the Medieval Horse

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Timothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Moderator/Chair:Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga
Paper 708-aWarhorse: The Zooarchaeological View on the Role of Horses in European Medieval Warfare and Beyond
(Language: English)
Helene Benkert, Department of Archaeology University of Exeter
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Military History
Paper 708-bHow the Evidence from Archaeology Illuminates the Narrative of Horsepower in the Literature Covering the Two Yorkshire Battles of 1066
(Language: English)
Chas Jones, Battle Tapestry Project, 1066-1115
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Local History, Military History
Paper 708-cHorse Burial in Lombard Italy: Crossing Cultural and Afterlife Boundaries in Social Representation
(Language: English)
Irina Mattioli, Dipartimento di Studi Storici Università degli Studi di Milano
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Mentalities
Paper 708-dLes selles pour femmes au XIII° siècle
(Language: Français)
Adeline Dumont, Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS - UMR 8529), Université de Lille
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Social History, Technology, Women's Studies

This session on horse history presents research into the archaelogy and zooarchaeology of the medieval horse using the thematic perspective of the border, or boundary. The speakers describe case studies of horse burials, depositions of horse-related objects and horse bones found on battlefields to question the narratives of cultural conflict and cultural transmission across borders, be they borders between countries or the metaphysical borders between life and death. The contributions cover different geographic areas of medieval Europe, including Italy and the British Isles.