List of figures ; Preface and Acknowledgements ; 1. The Study of Anglo-Saxon Rural Settlements ; 2. Anglo-Saxon Buildings: Form, Function, and Social Space ; 3. Settlement Forms and Community Structures ; 4. Ritual and Domestic Life ; 5. Farming Systems and Settlement Forms ; 6. Production, Exchange, and the Shape of Rural Communities ; References ; Index
Following a BA in Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Helena Hamerow completed a D.Phil. at the University of Oxford in 1988. She then held the Mary Somerville Research Fellowship at Somerville College, Oxford until 1990, when she took up a Lectureship in Early Medieval Archaeology at Durham University. She returned to Oxford in 1996 where she is currently Professor or Early Medieval Archaeology and a Fellow of St Cross College. She is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
represent[s] some of the best current research on early medieval England ... Local historians and archaeologists are strongly encouraged to explore them for themselves. * Stephen Mileson, Oxoniensia * invaluable ... There have been many academic papers, even books, which have approached settlement history in this period but few have been based upon such a thoroughly amassed body of archaeological evidence. * Della Hooke, Landscape History * An impressively constructed syntheses of the present state of knowledge, readably written, perceptive and wide-ranging. * The University of Leeds * This expert synthesis will deservedly establish itself as a standard introduction to the subject. * Chrisopher Scull, Journal of Medieval Archaeology * Helena Hamerow's follow-up volume to her work on continental settlement sites ... represents another valuable contribution to the field of early medieval settlement archaeology. ... This book will be useful for students, academics and those active in fieldwork as a summary of the current evidence, but also for clear pointers (as in the final pages) of where further research is now needed. * Sam Lucy, Medieval Settlement Research * This is an excellent book, which will rapidly become a benchmark for the subject. * Antiquity, N.J. Higham, The University of Manchester *