Debating Religious Space and Place in the Early Medieval World (c. AD 300-1000)

Edited by Chantal Bielmann and Brittany Thomas | 2018

Religious spaces are often some of the most debated, contested, or otherwise scrutinized in the early medieval world. That space and place were important to people in the past is evident in their architecture, artwork,…




Manipulations post-mortem du corps humain

Implications archéologiques et anthropologiques

Jennifer Kerner | 2018

La mort d’autrui est une épreuve que les communautés humaines ont dû apprendre à surmonter dès les premiers temps de l’Humanité. Ce travail est une exploration des différentes réponses proposées par l’homme face au problème…




The urban graveyard

Archaeological perspectives

Edited by Roos van Oosten, Rachel Schats, Kerry Fast, Nico Arts & Jeroen Bouwmeester | 2018

It is commonly believed that in medieval and post-medieval towns and cities death outnumbered births and that these urban centres could only survive through the influx of migrants; a concept which has come to be…




Archaeology of Touchstones

An introduction based on finds from Birka, Sweden

Martin Ježek | 2017

Did ancient Europeans truly believe in an active after-life, as modern Europeans would like to think they did? What purpose did grave-goods actually serve? Are archaeology and the historical sciences in general able to shed,…




De stad en de dood

Archeologische perspectieven

Onder redactie van Roos van Oosten, Rachel Schats, Nico Arts & Jeroen Bouwmeester | 2017

Het is een wijdverbreid idee dat (post-)middeleeuwse steden een sterfteoverschot hadden en zij slechts in leven konden blijven door de toestroom van migranten; een fenomeen dat bekend staat als het ‘urban graveyard’-effect. Over details valt…




Religion, cults & rituals in the medieval rural environment

Religion, Kulte und Rituale in der mittelalterlichen bäuerlichen Umgebung | Réligion, cultes et rituels au milieu rural médiéval

Edited by Christiane Bis-Worch & Claudia Theune | 2017

The study of belief, faith and religious practices can provide a deep insight into historical societies, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish or pagan. They form a constant of human behaviour. Through religion, cult and rituals, multi-layered…




European Archaeology: Identities & Migrations

Archéologie européenne: Identités & Migrations

Edited by Laurence Manolakakis, Nathan Schlanger, Anick Coudart | 2017

As it appears in diverse guises – and notably as a founding narrative – the past is at the core of every functioning human society. The idea that the past can be known through scientific…




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Debating Religious Space and Place in the Early Medieval World (c. AD 300-1000)

Edited by Chantal Bielmann and Brittany Thomas | 2018

Religious spaces are often some of the most debated, contested, or otherwise scrutinized in the early medieval world. That space and place were important to people in the past is evident in their architecture, artwork,…




Manipulations post-mortem du corps humain

Implications archéologiques et anthropologiques

Jennifer Kerner | 2018

La mort d’autrui est une épreuve que les communautés humaines ont dû apprendre à surmonter dès les premiers temps de l’Humanité. Ce travail est une exploration des différentes réponses proposées par l’homme face au problème…




The urban graveyard

Archaeological perspectives

Edited by Roos van Oosten, Rachel Schats, Kerry Fast, Nico Arts & Jeroen Bouwmeester | 2018

It is commonly believed that in medieval and post-medieval towns and cities death outnumbered births and that these urban centres could only survive through the influx of migrants; a concept which has come to be…




Archaeology of Touchstones

An introduction based on finds from Birka, Sweden

Martin Ježek | 2017

Did ancient Europeans truly believe in an active after-life, as modern Europeans would like to think they did? What purpose did grave-goods actually serve? Are archaeology and the historical sciences in general able to shed,…




De stad en de dood

Archeologische perspectieven

Onder redactie van Roos van Oosten, Rachel Schats, Nico Arts & Jeroen Bouwmeester | 2017

Het is een wijdverbreid idee dat (post-)middeleeuwse steden een sterfteoverschot hadden en zij slechts in leven konden blijven door de toestroom van migranten; een fenomeen dat bekend staat als het ‘urban graveyard’-effect. Over details valt…




Religion, cults & rituals in the medieval rural environment

Religion, Kulte und Rituale in der mittelalterlichen bäuerlichen Umgebung | Réligion, cultes et rituels au milieu rural médiéval

Edited by Christiane Bis-Worch & Claudia Theune | 2017

The study of belief, faith and religious practices can provide a deep insight into historical societies, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish or pagan. They form a constant of human behaviour. Through religion, cult and rituals, multi-layered…




European Archaeology: Identities & Migrations

Archéologie européenne: Identités & Migrations

Edited by Laurence Manolakakis, Nathan Schlanger, Anick Coudart | 2017

As it appears in diverse guises – and notably as a founding narrative – the past is at the core of every functioning human society. The idea that the past can be known through scientific…







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