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Social analysis of early Anglo-Saxon inhumation burials

Huggett, J. (1996) Social analysis of early Anglo-Saxon inhumation burials. Journal of European Archaeology, 4 . pp. 337-365. ISSN 0965-7665

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Abstract

The paper presents a new approach to the social analysis of Anglo-Saxon inhumation burials from the fifth to seventh centuries AD. It defines a range of stylistic attributes which encapsulate a succession of decisions and actions by others concerning the burial of a single individual. It seeks to develop a new methodology which starts with the unit of burial and works outwards in scale to the cemetery and region beyond, and applies this methododology to examine the treatement of age and sex and identify the similarities and variability which exists across a range of burial attributes. The analysis summarised here employs data derived from twelve cemeteries and examines the results at different scales, treating each cemetery both in isolation and as a member of a wider group.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Huggett, Dr Jeremy
Authors: Huggett, J.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Journal of European Archaeology
ISSN:0965-7665

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