Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales (Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph #17) (Paperback)

By Sam Lucy (Editor), Andrew Reynolds (Editor)

Routledge, 9781902653655, 261pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2002

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Description

This volume brings together a series of studies concerned with aspects of the archaeology of burial in early medieval England and Wales during the period c. A.D. 400-1100. The demographic composition of cemeteries, burial rites and mortuary behaviour are considered alongside the political and landscape context of burial, all topics which are recent developments in the field of burial archaeology in Britain. Students and researchers will find the theoretical and methodological approaches of use to their own studies, whilst those seeking an understanding of the trajectories of change in patterns of burial through the Anglo-Saxon period will find it the first summary of its kind. Besides offering individual studies, the volume reviews the early medieval burial archaeology of Britain and identifies areas of future research.