Accessibility navigation


Early medieval great hall complexes in England: temporality and site biographies

Scull, C. and Thomas, G. (2020) Early medieval great hall complexes in England: temporality and site biographies. Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History, 22. ISSN 0264-5254 (In Press)

[img] Text - Accepted Version
· Restricted to Repository staff only
· The Copyright of this document has not been checked yet. This may affect its availability.

387kB

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

Abstract/Summary

This paper offers a critical reconsideration of the social, spatial and temporal dynamics of 6th- to 8th-century great hall complexes in England. The major interpretative issues and constraints imposed by the data are considered, and the sites are then subject to comparative analysis across long-term and short-term temporal scales. The former highlights persistence of antecedent activity and centrality, the latter the ways in which the built environment was perceived in the past, structured social action, and was a medium for the construction and consolidation of elite identity and authority. Within the broad similarity that defines the site-type there is evidence for considerable diversity and complexity of site history and afterlife.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:92476
Publisher:Oxford University School of Archaeology

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation