Session1607
TitleArtefact Studies in a New Millennium: Portable Antiquities and Fresh Approaches to Material Culture
Date/TimeThursday 13 July 2006: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserJohn Naylor, Portable Antiquities Scheme, University of Oxford / Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairJulian D. Richards, Department of Archaeology, University of York
 
Paper 1607-a Early Saxon Cemeteries in their Landscape, and Metal-Detector Finds in their Landscape
(Language: English)
Mary E. Chester-Kadwell, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - General; Archaeology - Sites
Paper 1607-b Northumbrian Nobles, Viking Warlords, and Ecclesiastical Dynasties: The Economic History of Deira in Troubled Political Times, 700-920
(Language: English)
Caroline N. J. Smith, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - General; Economics - General; Numismatics
Paper 1607-c Anglo-Scandinavian Perceptions: Identity and Change in the Danelaw
(Language: English)
John Naylor, Portable Antiquities Scheme, University of Oxford / Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - General; Daily Life
Paper 1607-d Sacred or Profane?: Human Representations in Later Anglo-Saxon Metalwork
(Language: English)
Gabor Thomas, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - General
 
AbstractArtefact-based studies have been a traditional mainstay of archaeological research for many years. With the advent of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Early Medieval Corpus, and their online databases, vast quantities of new data have become available for study. This allows researchers the opportunity to study early medieval material culture in unprecedented detail, and with new methods. ‘Artefact Studies in a New Millennium’ focuses on the recent, wide-ranging work of material culture specialists, and how this is fundamentally changing our perceptions of early medieval society.