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The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monographs


About the Series

The Society has published a series of monographs for more than 50 years. Our list includes synthetic edited volumes on specific themes such as the archaeology of the 11th century and maritime societies of the Viking and medieval world. We also publish excavation monographs on all medieval site types from cemeteries and burials, rural settlement, towns, industry, religious and monastic sites, to manors and moat. Accounts of some of medieval archaeology's most iconic excavations can be found here.

All the publications are fully refereed with the aim of publishing at the highest academic level reports on sites of national and international importance, and of encouraging the widest debate. The series’ objectives are to cover the broadest chronological and geographical range and to assemble a series of volumes which reflect the changing intellectual and technical scope of the discipline.

 

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Faxton Excavations in a deserted Northamptonshire village 1966–68

Faxton: Excavations in a deserted Northamptonshire village 1966–68

1st Edition

Lawrence Butler, Christopher Gerrard
September 08, 2020

The village of Faxton in Northamptonshire was only finally deserted in the second half of the 20th century. Shortly afterwards, between 1966 and 1968, its medieval crofts were investigated under the direction of archaeologist Lawrence Butler. At the time this was one of the most ambitious ...

Waiting for the End of the World? New Perspectives on Natural Disasters in Medieval Europe

Waiting for the End of the World?: New Perspectives on Natural Disasters in Medieval Europe

1st Edition

Christopher M. Gerrard, Paolo Forlin, Peter J. Brown
September 08, 2020

Waiting for the End of the World? addresses the archaeological, architectural, historical and geological evidence for natural disasters in the Middle Ages between the 11th and 16th centuries. This volume adopts a fresh interdisciplinary approach to explore the many ways in which environmental ...

Negotiating the North Meeting-Places in the Middle Ages in the North Sea Zone

Negotiating the North: Meeting-Places in the Middle Ages in the North Sea Zone

1st Edition

Sarah Semple, Alexandra Sanmark, Frode Iversen, Natascha Mehler
July 30, 2020

This book brings together the cumulative results of a three-year project focused on the assemblies and administrative systems of Scandinavia, Britain, and the North Atlantic islands in the 1st and 2nd millennia AD. In this volume we integrate a wide range of historical, cartographic, archaeological...

Eckweek, Peasedown St John, Somerset Survey and Excavations at a Shrunken Medieval Hamlet 1988–90

Eckweek, Peasedown St John, Somerset: Survey and Excavations at a Shrunken Medieval Hamlet 1988–90

1st Edition

Andrew Young, The Society for Medieval Archaeology
April 30, 2020

This volume presents the results of archaeological survey and excavation at Eckweek, Somerset, which yielded one of the most important medieval rural settlement sequences yet excavated from south-west England. At the centre of the narrative is a succession of well-preserved buildings spanning the ...

Anglo-Saxon Graves and Grave Goods of the 6th and 7th Centuries AD A Chronological Framework

Anglo-Saxon Graves and Grave Goods of the 6th and 7th Centuries AD: A Chronological Framework

1st Edition

John Hines, Alex Bayliss
December 12, 2019

The Early Anglo-Saxon Period is characterized archaeologically by the regular deposition of artefacts in human graves in England. The scope for dating these objects and graves has long been studied, but it has typically proved easier to identify and enumerate the chronological problems of the ...

The Archaeology of the Early Medieval Celtic Churches: No. 29

The Archaeology of the Early Medieval Celtic Churches: No. 29

1st Edition

Nancy Edwards
December 12, 2019

This book examines what we know and do not know about different aspects of the archaeology of the early medieval Celtic churches in Celtic-speaking areas of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, south-west Britain and Brittany to compare and contrast the evidence and to suggest some avenues for future research....

Princes of the Church Bishops and their Palaces

Princes of the Church: Bishops and their Palaces

1st Edition

David Rollason
June 06, 2019

Princes of the Church brings together the latest research exploring the importance of bishops’ palaces for social and political history, landscape history, architectural history and archaeology. It is the first book-length study of such sites since Michael Thompson’s Medieval Bishops’ Houses (1998)...

Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World

Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World

1st Edition

James H. Barrett, Sarah Jane Gibbon
April 11, 2019

This book is a study of communities that drew their identity and livelihood from their relationships with water during a pivotal time in the creation of the social, economic and political landscapes of northern Europe. It focuses on the Baltic, North and Irish Seas in the Viking Age (ad 1050–1200),...

The Archaeology of the 11th Century Continuities and Transformations

The Archaeology of the 11th Century: Continuities and Transformations

1st Edition

Dawn M Hadley, Christopher Dyer
March 28, 2019

The Archaeology of the 11th Century addresses many key questions surrounding this formative period of English history and considers conditions before 1066 and how these changed. The impact of the Conquest of England by the Normans is the central focus of the book, which not only assesses the ...

Reflections: 50 Years of Medieval Archaeology, 1957-2007: No. 30 50 Years of Medieval Archaeology, 1957-2007

Reflections: 50 Years of Medieval Archaeology, 1957-2007: No. 30: 50 Years of Medieval Archaeology, 1957-2007

1st Edition

Roberta Gilchrist, Andrew Reynolds
November 30, 2009

This volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Society for Medieval Archaeology (established in 1957), presenting reflections on the history, development and future prospects of the discipline. The papers are drawn from a series of conferences and workshops that took place in 2007-2008, in ...

A Smith in Lindsey The Anglo-Saxon Grave at Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire

A Smith in Lindsey: The Anglo-Saxon Grave at Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire

16th Edition

David A. Hinton
July 01, 2000

Contents Include: An introduction to the grave, conservation, metallurgical and other analyses, a catalogue of organic and inorganic materials, and a discussion of dates and context....

Caldecote The Development and Desertion of a Hertfordshire Village

Caldecote: The Development and Desertion of a Hertfordshire Village

1st Edition

Guy Beresford
March 01, 2009

In 1973 the Department of Environment and the Deserted Medieval Village Research Group arranged a rescue excavation to examine the earthworks of the medieval village of Cladecote before they were levelled and ploughed....

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