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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Households and communities

Leo Webley.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Prehistoric Archaeology. 8820 words.

The household is often seen as the basic unit of European Iron Age societies, but the role of the domestic sphere as a social arena has received relatively little attention. This chapter...

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Indigenous communities under Rome

Adam Rogers.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 10110 words.

This chapter focuses on a number of specific themes that can help us understand the nature of continuities of traditional Iron Age practices following Roman conquest, the development of...

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The Medieval Monastery and Its Landscape

James Bond.

in The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 6800 words.

Illustrated by recent scholarship, this chapter explains the different archaeological approaches available for the study of monasteries and their landscapes. Excavation is now commonly...

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Water and Wind Power

Colin Rynne.

in The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 7803 words.

The inhabitants of most urban and rural communities in both Britain and Ireland during the later medieval period would have lived a relatively short distance from either a watermill or...

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North European Rock Art

Joakim Goldhahn.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 9476 words.

This chapter offers a long-term perspective on rock art in northern Europe. It first provides an overview of research on the rock art traditions of northern Europe before discussing the...

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Feeding Infants from the Iron Age to the Early Medieval Period in Britain

Rebecca C. Redfern.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 8744 words.

The feeding and rearing of infants are sociocultural and developmental processes, each with their own timetables that can either unite or diverge, depending on the wellbeing and...

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Wealth, status, and occupation groups

Tom Moore.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 11545 words.

Exploring the nature of status and the role of individuals in society is central to understanding social organization. This chapter critically examines current models of how wealth and...

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Animals and animal husbandry

Maaike Groot.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 7511 words.

This chapter gives a short overview of animal husbandry in Iron Age Europe. In this largely agrarian society, people depended on animals for food, transport, and labour. Although animal...

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The Balkan Neolithic and Chalcolithic

John Chapman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

March 2015; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 6497 words.

Balkan Neolithic and Chalcolithic communities lived in a mosaic of settings, providing a suite of complementary resources but dominated by upland regions. Four non-evolutionary phases can...

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Forager–Farmer Contacts in Northern Fennoscandia

Charlotte Damm and Lars Forsberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

April 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 9015 words.

The contacts and interaction between foragers and farmers in Fennoscandia is discussed from the initial introduction of farming to the southernmost parts of the area until the consolidation...

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Bronze Age Iberia

Vicente Lull, Rafael Micó, Cristina Rihuete Herrada and Roberto Risch.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10997 words.

The start and end of the Bronze Age in the Iberian Peninsula were marked by two historical events, neither of which greatly affected the communities in the area. This article takes a look...

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Italian Enclosures

Robin Skeates.

in The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

March 2015; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 6177 words.

This chapter seeks to draw together what we currently know about the Neolithic enclosures of Italy, and to interpret them from a biographical perspective as dynamic and diverse permeable...

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Burials

Mads Kähler Holst.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 9000 words.

This article discusses burials and the burial practices during the Bronze Age. It examines the state of research on the study of burials and then considers the overall trends in burial...

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Britain and Ireland in the Bronze Age: Farmers in the Landscape or Heroes on the High Seas?

Benjamin W. Roberts.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 8873 words.

This article discusses the Bronze Age in Britain and Ireland, which lasted for at least seventeen centuries. It covers the ‘Chalcolithic’ period, which came before the swift and widespread...

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Anglo‐Saxon Timber Buildings and their Social Context

Helena Hamerow.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 9482 words.

Despite the great progress made in the fifty years since Radford described the study of timber buildings as ‘one of the most intractable problems in the whole range of early medieval...

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Late Saxon Burial Practice

D. M. Hadley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 8987 words.

Written records has nothing to say about those seventh- and early eighth-century cemeteries that were apparently not located near to churches but which include artefacts incorporating...

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Childhood to Old Age

Nick Stoodley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 8685 words.

This article outlines the current approaches to age in early Anglo-Saxon archaeology, before presenting several case studies that demonstrate the complexity of this identity, and the value...

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Sacred Spaces and Places in Pre‐Christian and Conversion Period Anglo‐Saxon England

Sarah Semple.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 8510 words.

This article provides a summary of a lengthier exploration of the numinous and sacred qualities of the natural world in pre-Christian England. Types of natural locale considered to have...

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The Devotional Image in Late Medieval England

Kate Giles and Aleksandra McClain.

in The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Archaeology. 7767 words.

In the later Middle Ages, the parish churches of England were populated not simply by parishioners and clergy, but by a community of images: paintings on the walls, depictions in stained...

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Subsistence Practices and Social Routine in Neolithic Southern Europe

Amy Bogaard and Paul Halstead.

in The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

March 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 12373 words.

This chapter focuses not on the role of colonizing farmers or indigenous foragers in introducing domesticates to Neolithic southern Europe, but on the important and more soluble problems of...

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