The Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium was created in 2007 to provide a platform for research students and early career archaeologists focusing on the early medieval period (c. AD 300 - 1200) to discuss and present their work. Over the years, the symposium has become a major event at which new and interdisciplinary research is presented in the field. The 12th Annual Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium (EMASS 2018) was held in Glasgow from 19 - 21 April and was jointly hosted by the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art. Twenty-one papers and four posters by a total of forty individuals were presented over two days, of which nine are included in this volume. These papers highlight interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches which have led to new and innovative research on the early medieval period.
Heather Christie is a postdoctoral researcher for the University of Glasgow’s Digital Creativity for Regional Museums Project. Her research focuses on spectral photography in archaeology.
Megan Kasten is a research affiliate at the University of Glasgow. Her research includes using digital imaging as research tools, particularly for early medieval sculpture.
List of contributors: Douglas Carr, Raul Catalán Ramos, Heather Christie, Christina Cowart-Smith, Patricia Fuentes Melgar, Abigail Górkiewicz-Downer, Megan Kasten, Nicola McNeil, Óscar Rodríguez Monterrubio, Giuseppe Russo, Jose Carlos Sastre Blanco, Tim van Tongeren
‘The papers all make useful contributions individually, and a solid collection of studies by early career scholars is a welcome addition to the literature.’ Dr Kate Mees, Durham University