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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

COMING SOON: Pattern and Process in the Material Culture of Anglo-Saxon Non-elite Rural Settlements

£60.00
Author:
Hana Lewis
Publication Year:
2019
Language:
English
Paperback:
286 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. 80 tables, 274 figures (44 in colour), With additional material online (appendices).
ISBN:
9781407317014
BAR number:
B649
Sub-series name:
UCL Institute of Archaeology PhD Series, 1
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The research presented in this book advances scholarship on Anglo-Saxon non-elite rural settlements through the analysis of material culture. Forty-four non-elite sites and the high-status site of Staunch Meadow, occupied throughout the Anglo-Saxon period (c. 5th-11th centuries) and geographically representative of Anglo-Saxon settlement in England, were selected for study. Comparative analyses of the material culture assemblages and settlement data from these sites were evaluated from four main research perspectives: the archaeological contexts and distributional patterns of material culture at the sites; the range and character of material culture; patterns of material culture consumption; and material culture as evidence for the economic reach of rural settlements.

AUTHOR
Hana Lewis holds a PhD from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. She specialises in the archaeology and material culture of early medieval Britain. She has had a long career in cultural heritage, including as a Senior Archaeologist for Museum of London Archaeology and Project Officer for the British Library Labs project.

REVIEWS
‘This thesis challenges our understanding of non-elite rural settlements in the Anglo-Saxon period, and is an essential read for anyone interested in the material culture of this period and the Anglo-Saxon rural landscape.’ Dr Michael Lewis, British Museum

‘This book provides a fascinating insight into the material culture of early medieval rural settlement sites, and reflects the enormous advances that have been made through both development-led archaeology and the Portable Antiquities Scheme.’ Prof. Stephen Rippon, University of Exeter

Table of Contents (B649_9781407317014_ToC.pdf, 184 Kb) [Download]

Introduction (B649_9781407317014_Introduction.pdf, 1,014 Kb) [Download]