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The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology Helena Hamerow (Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford)

The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology By Helena Hamerow (Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford)

The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology by Helena Hamerow (Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford)


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Written by a team of experts and presenting the results of the most up-to-date research, The Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology will both stimulate and support further investigation into a society poised at the interface between prehistory and history.

The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology by Helena Hamerow (Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford)

Since the early 20th century the scholarly study of Anglo-Saxon texts has been augmented by systematic excavation and analysis of physical evidence-settlements, cemeteries, artefacts, environmental data, and standing buildings. This evidence has confirmed some readings of the Anglo-Saxon literary and documentary sources and challenged others. More recently, large-scale excavations both in towns and in the countryside, the application of computer methods to large bodies of data, new techniques for site identification such as remote sensing, and new dating methods have put archaeology at the forefront of Anglo-Saxon studies. The Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, written by a team of experts and presenting the results of the most up-to-date research, will both stimulate and support further investigation into those aspects of Anglo-Saxon life and culture which archaeology has fundamentally illuminated. It will prove an essential resourse for our understanding of a society poised at the interface between prehistory and history.

The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology Reviews

The most significant collection on the subject since David Wilson's... A once-in-a-generation collection. * Alex Burghart, Times Literary Supplement *
Well written and well edited ... the scope and coverage of the Handbook mean that its discussions and evaluations will be current for many years to come. The volume sets out to provide a resource for the ongoing study of Anglo-Saxon archaeology and it has achieved that goal. * Zoe Devlin, European Journal of Archaeology *
Offers a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of contemporary research into Anglo-Saxon archaeology, and will become a crucial reference as a starting point to anyone studying the period or a particular topic. * Matilda Holmes, Archaeological Review from Cambridge *
An invaluable resource for students and scholars of Anglo-Saxon England. * Thomas Pickles, Medieval Settlement Research *
Scholarly and wide-ranging ... And copious it is, with every aspect of life, death and spirituality examined in ten parts, each introduced by a well-chosen voice in the field: * Madeleine Hummler, Antiquity *
This is still the only place where one can find the whole range of current scholarly debates grouped into one volume. Whether one wishes to use it as introductory reading or as an up-to-date bibliographical resource, anyone taking the study of the Anglo-Saxon period seriously ought to place a copy on their shelf. * Letty Ten Harkel, The English Historical Review. *

About Helena Hamerow (Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford)

Helena Hamerow is Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology at the University of Oxford. David Hinton is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. Sally Crawford is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

I. Anglo-Saxon Identity: Ethnicity, Culture, and Genes 1: C. Hills: Overview: Anglo-Saxon Identity 2: S. Esmonde Cleary: The Ending(s) of Roman Britain 3: B. Brugmann: Migration and Endogenous Change 4: J. D. Richards: Anglo-Scandinavian Identity 5: D. Griffiths: The Ending of Anglo-Saxon England: Identity, Allegiance, and Nationality 6: R. Hedges: Anglo-Saxon Migration and the Molecular Evidence 7: G. R. Owen-Crocker: Dress and Identity II. Rural Settlement 8: H. Hamerow: Overview: Rural Settlement 9: H. Hamerow: Timber Buildings and their Social Context 10: K. Ulmschneider: Settlement Hierarchy 11: R. Morris: Local Churches in the Anglo-Saxon Countryside 12: M. Gardiner: Late Saxon Settlements III. Mortuary Ritual 13: T. M. Dickinson: Overview: Mortuary Ritual 14: H. Williams: Mortuary Practices in Early Anglo-Saxon England 15: M. Welch: The Mid Saxon 'Final Phase' 16: D. Hadley: Late Saxon Burial Practice IV. Food Production 17: D. Hooke: Overview: Rural Production 18: N. Sykes: Woods and the Wild 19: L. Moffett: Food Plants on Archaeological Sites: The Nature of the Archaeobotanical Record 20: T. O'Connor: Animal Husbandry 21: S. Oosthuizen: Anglo-Saxon Fields V. Craft Production and Technology 22: G. Thomas: Overview: Sources and Limitations of Evidence 23: D. Hinton: Raw Materials: Sources and Demand 24: K. Leahy: Anglo-Saxon Crafts 25: L. Webster: Style: Influences, Chronology, and Meaning VI. Trade, Exchange, and Urbanization 26: G. Astill: Overview: Trade, Exchange and Urbanization 27: M. Henig: The Fate of Late Roman Towns 28: C. Loveluck & L. Laing: Britons and Anglo-Saxons 29: T. Pestell: Markets, Emporia, Wics, and 'Productive' Sites: Pre-Viking Trade Centres in Anglo-Saxon England 30: M. Blackburn: Coinage in its Archaeological Context 31: R. A. Hall: Burhs and Boroughs: Defended Places, Trade, and Towns. Plans, Defences, Civic Features VII. The Body and Life Course 32: S. Crawford: Overview: The Body and Life Course 33: N. Stoodley: Childhood to Old Age 34: T. O'Connell & B. Hull: Diet: Recent Evidence from Analytical Chemical Techniques 35: S. Lucy: Gender and Gender Roles 36: C. Lee: Disease VIII. The Archaeology of Religion 37: J. Blair: Overview: The Archaeology of Religion 38: S. Semple: Sacred Spaces and Places in Pre-Christian and Conversion Period Anglo-Saxon England 39: A. Pluskowski: The Archaeology of Paganism 40: E. Coatsworth: The Material Culture of the Church 41: R. Gameson: The Archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon Book 42: H. Gittos: Christian Sacred Spaces and Places IX. Signals of Power 43: M. O. H. Carver: Overview: Signals of Power 44: C. Scull: Social Transactions, Gift Exchange, and Power in the Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries 45: M. Gaimster: Image and Power in the Early Anglo-Saxon Period 46: A. Reynolds: Crime and Punishment 47: M. O. H. Carver: What Were They Thinking? Intellectual Territories in Anglo-Saxon England X. The Place of Archaeology in Anglo-Saxon Studies 48: J. Campbell: Historical Sources and Archaeology 49: J. Hines: Literary Sources and Archaeology 50: M. Gelling: Place-Names and Archaeology 51: C. Gosden: Anthropology and Archaeology 52: S. Marzinzik: Anglo-Saxon Archaeology and the Public

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The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology by Helena Hamerow (Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford)
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