Knives and Scabbards

Author: J. Cowgill
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843833536
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Catalogue of knives and scabbards found in London excavations, with discussion of date, technology, decoration and function.

Textiles and Clothing C 1150 c 1450

Author: Elisabeth Crowfoot
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843832393
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Scraps of clothing and other textiles are among the most evocative items to be discovered by archaeologists, signalling as they do their owner's status and concerns.

Medieval Studies

Author: James M. Powell
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815625568
Format: PDF
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In addition to sections devoted to Latin paleography, diplomatics, computer-assisted research, numismatics, archaeology, problems in chronology, and prospography, this text describes state-of-the-art research methodology and critical approaches to English literature, Latin philosophies, law, science, art and music.

Shoes and Pattens

Author: Francis Grew
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851158389
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2,000 shoes in the Museum of London show the progress of foot fashion from the 12th to 15th centuries.

Medieval Finds from Excavations in London Set

Author: Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843837145
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Seven volume set of these classic works of reference, essential for students, scholars, archaeologists, re-enactors and historians of material culture, textiles and tools.

The Medieval Household

Author: Geoff Egan
ISBN: 9781843835431
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Catalogue of excavated household items from the middle ages provides an invaluable reference tool for experts and the general reader alike.

English Medieval Industries

Author: John Blair
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852853266
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This work is intended as a modern successor to L.F. Salzman's "English Industries in the Middle Ages" (1913). The approach to each industry is by material, discussing its acquisition, working and sale as a finished product. Only industries that resulted in the production of consumer goods and where substantial numbers of artefacts survive from the Middle Ages are dealt with (fishing and brewing are therefore omitted); the text is illustrated by pictures of surviving objects and contemporary representations of medieval work.

The Medieval Kirk Cemetery and Hospice at Kirk Ness North Berwick

Author: Thomas Addyman
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1842176633
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Between 1999-2006 Addyman Archaeology carried out extensive archaeological excavations on the peninsular site of Kirk Ness, North Berwick, during the building, landscaping and extension of the Scottish Seabird Centre. This book presents the results of these works but its scope is much broader. Against the background of important new discoveries made at the site it brings together and re-examines all the evidence for early North Berwick – archaeological, historical, documentary, pictorial and cartographic – and includes much previously unpublished material. An essential new resource, it opens a fascinating window on the history of the ancient burgh. Kirk Ness is well known as the site of the medieval church of the parish and later royal burgh of North Berwick but it has long been suggested that it was also a centre of early Christian activity. The dedication of the church to St Andrew was speculatively linked to the translation of the Saint's relics to St Andrews in Fife in the 8th century. An early medieval component of the site was indeed confirmed by the excavation, with structural remains, individual finds and an important new series of radiocarbon dates. Occupation of a domestic character may possibly reflect a monastic community associated with an early church. Individual finds included stone tools, lead objects, ceramic material and a faunal assemblage that included bones of butchered seals, fish and seabirds such as the now-extinct Great Auk. The site continued in use as the medieval and early post-medieval parish and burgh church of St Andrew. In this period Kirk Ness and its harbour was an important staging point for pilgrims on route to the shrine of St Andrew in Fife. Domestic occupation discovered in the excavations is likely to be associated with a pilgrims’ hospice, also suggested in historical sources. This publication also provides a new analysis of the church ruin and an account of the major unpublished excavation of the site carried out in 1951-52 by the scholar and antiquary Dr James Richardson, Scotland's first Inspector of Ancient Monuments and resident of North Berwick. The excavations also revealed areas of the cemetery associated with the church, dating to the 12th–17th centuries, where inhumations presented notable contrasts in burial practice. Osteological study shed much light upon the health and demographics of North Berwick’s early population and identified one individual who met with a particularly violent death.