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  The Society for Medieval Archaeology
THE SOCIETY FOR MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY exists to further the study of the period from the 5th to the 16th century A.D. by publishing a journal of international standing dealing primarily with the archaeological evidence, and by other means such as by holding regular meetings and arranging conferences.
While maintaining a special concern for the medieval archaeology of Britain and Ireland, the society seeks to support and advance the international study of this period (as broadly defined above) in Europe.
The Annual General Meeting, also held in London, in early December, is followed by the Annual Lecture, given by medieval archaeologists of international stature.
www.medievalarchaeology.org   (359 words)

  Post-medieval archaeology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Post-medieval archaeology is term used in Europe to describe the study of the material past over the last 500 years.
In practice, the medieval period is now often extended into the reign of the Tudor monarchs and the boundary between the two eras is not precise.
The date of the end of the post-medieval era is also considered by some to have come at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the reign of Queen Victoria and others maintain that we are still living in it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Post-medieval_archaeology   (255 words)

 Reconstructing Medieval Artillery
As an archaeologist at a local museum, I suggested we reconstruct a medieval trebuchet for the 700th anniversary of the city Nykøbing Falster.
It was used throughout the medieval age to besiege castles and cities.
We have several accounts of the use of a trebuchet as the decisive factor in the siege of a castle from Edward I in the Welsh wars in the late thirtheenth century.
www.archaeology.org /online/interviews/vemming   (2194 words)

 Monuments of rural archaeology: Medieval settlements in the northwestern Peloponnese (Greece)
Monuments of rural archaeology: Medieval settlements in the northwestern Peloponnese (Greece)
The contributions of Christian archaeology, the Annales School and survey archaeology are considered in light of the new material evidence collected by the Morea Project.
The paucity of surviving textual sources for the medieval period makes the archaeology of the settlements central to the reconstruction of the region's rural history.
repository.upenn.edu /dissertations/AAI3095902   (407 words)

 The Society for Medieval Archaeology - Newsletter
Medieval archaeology was revealing the complexity of rural settlement origins and evolution.
A significant development wit hin the field of church archaeology was the founding in 1996 of the Society for Church Archaeology which aims to promote the study of churches and other places of worship for all faiths and denominations.
It is now widely recognised that such films comprise one of the arenas where popular culture and public archaeology interface in acts of public and private contestation and consumption (which can be a complex socio-economic act) and negotiate their relationships to and understanding of the past and their present.
www.medievalarchaeology.co.uk /newsletter.htm   (7136 words)

 Cambridge University Press - Archaeology & Anthropology
Archaeologists are becoming increasingly conscious of their ethical responsibilities in the discovery, interpretation and custodianship of the archaeological record.
It explores the role of artefacts, the body, monuments and landscape in the construction of memory and myth, and argues that early medieval mortuary practices had a role in maintaining important links between the past and the present.
This bold and illuminating study examines the role of archaeology in the formation of the modern Japanese nation and explores the processes by which archaeological practice is shaped by national social and intellectual discourse.
www.cambridge.org /us/archaeology   (733 words)

 Monastic Architecture and Archaeology 1997 Fall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The aim is to see the architectural heritage of the monastic orders in their ideological context, with a special emphasis on recent methodological issues (industrial archaeology, landscape studies, spatial organisation, etc.).
The archaeology of the earliest monastic communities in Egypt and in the Holy Land.
Roberta Gilchrist - Harold Mytum, The archaeology of rural monasteries.
www.ceu.hu /crc/Syllabi/97-98/Medieval/SYLJOSKA.html   (528 words)

 Medieval Archaeology list
Medieval Archaeology, 1997,  London, Society for Medieval Archaeology.
Medieval Archaeology 1992,  London, Society for Medieval Archaeology.
Hinton, David A. Archaeology, Economy and Society: England from the Fifth to the Fifteenth Century.
falcon.arts.cornell.edu /prh3/grads/MedArch.html   (1368 words)

 Tees Archaeology - Yarm Medieval Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the medieval period Yarm was an important trading centre with its markets and fairs and as a port exporting agricultural produce and lead to the Low Countries.
The earliest building was an aisled, timber structure with a hall running parallel to West Street and outbuildings to the rear, all dating to the middle of the twelfth century.
In 1980, the demolition and re-development of 101 High Street, offered Cleveland County Archaeology Section the opportunity to compare this main street with the results of the excavations on West Street.
www.teesarchaeology.com /projects/yarm_medieval_town/index.html   (618 words)

 Tees Archaeology - Kilton Medieval Castle & Village
This was designed to prevent further decay of the stonework through root action and to assess the condition of the surviving fabric.
The work at the castle was complemented by survey and excavation in the Kilton area to better ascertain the medieval settlement pattern.
Kilton Castle stands on a promontory commanding the precipitous valley of Kilton Beck and it is this which governs the design of the castle.
www.teesarchaeology.com /projects/kilton_medieval_castle/castle.html   (1188 words)

 Medieval Archaeology
But the medieval history of material culture raises some important issues, all of which are of historical importance.
The study of urban history, for example, cannot be conceived today with a solid training in medieval archaeology.
From rural settlements to pottery, the impact of medieval archaeology on the study of medieval society cannot be ignored without the risk of serious distortion.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/fcurta/MedArchaeology.html   (672 words)

 Welcome to the SPMA
The SPMA was founded in 1966 with the aim of promoting the archaeology of late medieval to industrial society in Britain, Europe and those countries influenced by European colonialism.
To achieve this aim the Society publishes the biannual journal Post-Medieval Archaeology, and a twice yearly newsletter, as well as regular monographs, and holds conferences and meetings.
The Society's last AGM was held on October 1st, 2006 in Dumfries during the Society's 'Border and Identity' conference hosted jointly with the Dumfries and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society.
www.spma.org.uk   (219 words)

 Labyrinth Search Results
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART) is a journal of essays designed to assist teachers in communicating an understanding of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Medieval Forum, an electronic journal for the promotion of scholarship in Middle English Literature, is dedicated to providing a venue for the free exchange of ideas in a collegial, public forum environment.
The Gender and Medieval Studies Group (UK) is an organization devoted to organizing an annual interdisciplinary conference aimed at furthering the study of medieval gender.
labyrinth.georgetown.edu /display.cfm?Action=View&Category=Archaeology   (6058 words)

 Medieval and Renaissance Fact and Fiction
An archive of transcriptions of Medieval and Renaissance texts, as well as information on the works and their authors.
This medieval work of theology was translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province.
Only a portion is Medieval and Renaissance, but the site is well indexed to make things easy to find.
www.angelfire.com /mi/spanogle/medieval.html   (1428 words)

 Archaeologyfieldwork.com - Medieval Archaeology
Like you, I went to college wanting to study both medieval history and archaeology, but unfortunately it was almost impossible for me to double major, study abroad, take all my general ed requirements, and still have time to breathe.
I'm now looking into grad schools for medieval archaeology (I'll be a senior in the fall), so I can try to give you some advice on this stuff.
There are some good Medieval archaeology programs at both the Universities of York and Glasgow in the UK, plus of course at Cambridge and Oxford.
www.archaeologyfieldwork.com /cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1108746322   (761 words)

 CBA Publications Pages - Research Reports on medieval archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
It will be invaluable reading for specialists, researchers, teachers and students interested in medieval archaeology in Britain and Europe.
In 1994 the distorted timbers of a medieval boat came to light at Magor Pill, on the coast of the Gwent Levels, when storms washed away the sediments which had covered them since the boat ran aground about 700 years ago.
This report charts the complex and difficult excavation and recovery of the boat and its cargo of iron ore. The boat’s discovery emphasises the importance of creek ports both in the Severn estuary and beyond during the medieval period.
www.britarch.ac.uk /pubs/med.html   (1038 words)

 Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology and the Making of the Early Mid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Tracing the history of Merovingian archaeology within its cultural and intellectual context for the first time, Effros exposes biases and prejudices that have colored previous interpretations of these burial sites and assesses what contemporary archaeology can tell us about the Frankish kingdoms.
Working at the intersection of history and archaeology, and drawing from anthropology and art history, Effros emphasizes in particular the effects of historical events and intellectual movements on French and German antiquarian and archaeological studies of these grave goods.
The clarity and sophistication with which Effros discusses the methods and results of European archaeology is a compelling demonstration of the impact of nationalist ideologies on a single discipline and of the struggle toward the more pluralistic vision that has developed in the post-war years.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/9616.html   (694 words)

 MA Medieval Archaeology
'The Panel wished to congratulate the Department on its initiative in launching the new MA in Medieval Archaeology, a field in which there is a gap in postgraduate provision nationally and internationally, and an area where Reading has a distinctive research profile and a range of expertise.
The MA in Medieval Archaeology is a new programme for students who wish to develop their knowledge of the Middle Ages (400-1500 AD) through the advanced study of medieval archaeology.
The Masters in Medieval Archaeology at Reading is a route into archaeology and an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue further research at higher degree and doctoral level.
www.rdg.ac.uk /Archaeology/Postgraduate/MedArch.htm   (235 words)

 Welcome to the SPMA
Post-Medieval Archaeology is a biannual journal devoted to the study of the material evidence of European society wherever it is found in the world.
This fascinating period saw the transition from medieval to industrial society, the foundation of the modern European world on new Renaissance and Reformation values, the shift from collective to individual mentalities, increasing social segregation, new notions of privacy, family, gender and space, global expansion, and revolutions in the modes and scales of production.
The editors of Post-Medieval Archaeology welcomes original papers of national and international significance that match the aims and scope of the journal on the understanding that their contents have not previously been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere.
www.spma.org.uk /journal.php   (426 words)

 Medieval Pottery Research Group - links
PotWeb — medieval and later pottery in the Ashmolean, Oxford
Medieval Pottery Construction — how pots were made
We hope to develop this section: Please mail us with details of your own activities (sites, conferences, etc), or anything else of interest that you come across, and we'll add them to this list.
www.medievalpottery.org.uk /links.htm   (458 words)

 Home - Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium
The Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium will create a constructive forum for researchers to express, discuss and explore new research and ideas in an interactive environment.
As wide as possible a range of topics will be selected, and papers may cover all areas of Early Medieval research and discourse.
Our intention is to theme the sessions according to the proposals that delegates submit; papers relating to theory, method and practice in Early Medieval Archaeology are particularly welcome.
www.cf.ac.uk /hisar/archaeology/news/conferences/early_med_symp   (237 words)

 Great Discoveries in Medieval Archaeology
This is highly recommended as a starting point for background information in medieval archaeology.
Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 400 to 1500.
Bibliography of the History of Art (Library Gateway Find Databases) Covering European and American art from late antiquity to the present, the Bibliography of the History of Art indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals.
www.library.cornell.edu /olinuris/ref/medieval101.1.html   (1247 words)

 NetSERF: Archaeology
"From 1988, GAP is engaged in the stratigraphic excavations of the fortified etruscan and early medieval settlement of MONTE CASTELLARE (Asciano, Pisa)." An archeological research group in Pisa, Italy.
Detailed images and information about the medieval ceramics housed in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (University of Oxford).
"National Monuments of Record Wales, Databases on Archaeology, Built and Maritime Heritage of Wales.
www.netserf.org /Archaeology   (426 words)

 Medieval   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Medieval culture and archaeology, historical and archaeological information, quizzes and a virtual excavation.
Situated on medieval Belgian boundary between France and Germany.
Discovery of rock engravings dating from early to late medieval age.
www.ontalink.com /archaeology/medieval/index.html   (82 words)

 Med. History, Archeology, & Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This free website offers a comprehensive visual and verbal explanatory catalogue of all the figurative medieval bosses, corbels and labelstops (with a few other interior carvings) which are an integral part of the medieval interior construction of the Cathedral.
An FTP site for downloading medieval and classical texts in the public domain.
Medieval Coins (cgb.fr): a commercial French numismatic site "displays permanently a thousand coins from the middle ages in full screen color pictures"
ebbs.english.vt.edu /medieval/medieval.history.html   (154 words)

 MA Medieval Archaeology Postgraduate taught courses and study at the University of Reading
This is a new MA for students who wish to develop their knowledge of the Middle Ages (400-1500 AD) through the advanced study of Medieval archaeology.
The programme is distinctive in emphasising social archaeology and interdisciplinary approaches, and focuses on Britain set in the context of northern Europe.
Students select their own chronological or thematic options from modules offered in the Department of Archaeology and the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, which will prepare them for writing a substantial dissertation.
www.rdg.ac.uk /pg/pages/courses/taught/mamedievalarchaeology.asp   (275 words)

 Medieval Archaeology-Various Links
Archaeology in Ireland: Investigations of the Celtic High Cross in Clonmacnois
British Archaeology, no 47, September 1999 - Here he lies, hewn down...
Medieval and Postmedieval Turnshoes from Kempten (Allgäu), Germany - by Rainer Atzbach M.A., Otto Friedrich Universität Bamberg
medievalarchaeology.unisi.it /NewPages/LINK/MOTOa3134.html   (973 words)

 BYZARCH -- Medieval and Post Medieval Archaeology in Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology in Greece (MPMAG) Interest
MPMAG is the first institutional body devoted to the study of
A group of archaeologists that work on medieval and post-medieval
www.byzarch.org /index.html   (176 words)

 Medieval Archaeology-Cemeteries
Cremation in Archaeology - by Duncan Robertson, University of Sheffield
Early Medieval inhumation cemetery at S´ródka in Poznan
The archaeological research activities of the Branch comprise prehistory and Early Middle Ages archaeology of Loess Uplands, the Carpathians, the Carpathian Foothills and other Poland’s regions
medievalarchaeology.unisi.it /NewPages/LINK/MOTOa3132.html   (1473 words)

 Ancient/Medieval History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Medieval Book of Hours of Le Duc de Berry
Medieval Times: An Exploration Through the Middle Ages
www.tele-school.org.uk /bookmark/history2.html   (161 words)

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