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Module

ARA3013 : Early Medieval Britain

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Sam Turner
  • Lecturer: Dr Rob Collins, Dr Sophie Moore, Dr Caron Newman
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of key themes in the early medieval archaeology of Britain, with a focus on the lands now making up England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We will explore key themes in early medieval archaeology to gain an in depth understanding of the period.
The aims of this module are:
1. To provide an in depth knowledge of key themes relating to the early medieval archaeology.
2. To examine the sources and methods that are available to early medievalists including archaeological excavation and survey, landscapes, artefact studies, and historical documents.

Outline Of Syllabus

The course will examine the following key themes in early medieval archaeology:

Regionality in the North European ‘Iron Age’
Migration and Ethnicity
Art and Material Culture
Cult and Kingship
Death, Belief and Commemoration
Conversion and Christianisation
Christian Spaces and Royal Places
Settlement and Landscape
Trade and Exchange
Kingdoms and Governance
The Viking Age
Urbanism and Trade Systems
Ethnicity and Rural Landscapes
Religion and Society

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable