Settlement and Monasticism at Ripon, North Yorkshire, From the 7th to 11th Centuries A.D.

  title={Settlement and Monasticism at Ripon, North Yorkshire, From the 7th to 11th Centuries A.D.},
  author={R. A. Hall and Mark R. Whyman and Gillian Fellows-Jensen and Joy Langston and Arthur Macgregor and Catherine Mortimer and Patrick Ottaway and Erica Paterson and J. Price and Nicola Rogers and Dominic Tweddle and Jacqui Watson},
  journal={Medieval Archaeology},
Archaeological investigations of a number of small sites, combined with information provided by antiquarian writers, indicate the existence of a number of churches and/or cemeteries in the vicinity of Ripon Cathedral. In two cases these demonstrably originate in the 8th century or earlier, and in the other, less well documented instances an early origin seems likely. It is suggested that these sites are early ecclesiastical nuclei associated with the known 7th.-century monastery at Ripon, and a… 

The Church of SS Peter and Paul, West Mersea, Essex: An Anglo-Saxon Minster on a Major Roman Villa Site

  • Daniel Secker
  • History
    Journal of the British Archaeological Association
  • 2019
The church at West Mersea, on Mersea Island, was an Anglo-Saxon minster first documented in the later 10th century, but there are signs of earlier origins. The island was accessed by a causeway dated

Excavations at the Hospital of St Mary Magdalen, Partney, Lincolnshire, 2003

Abstract The Hospital of St Mary Magdalen, Partney has seen the first major excavation of a minor rural hospital. Existing by c 1115, it was amongst the earliest hospitals founded in Britain after

The Symbolic Lives of Late Anglo-Saxon Settlements: A Cellared Structure and Iron Hoard from Bishopstone, East Sussex

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Evaluation of the biological remains from Ailcy Hill, Ripon (site code HARGM:8947)

Summary Four samples of sediment and a single box of hand-collected bone from excavations at a site adjacent to Ailcy Hill and Priest Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, were submitted for an evaluation of

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Anglo-Saxon monastic archaeology has been constrained by the limited scale of past investigations and their overriding emphasis on core buildings. This paper draws upon the results of an ongoing


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Evaluation of biological remains from excavations at the Former Cathedral School, Low St Agnesgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire (site code: HARGM 12000)

Summary Vertebrate remains recovered from the excavations were mainly of 8/9 th century date and of good preservation. The main domestic mammals were dominant, with pig remains being particularly


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A Study of Post-Depositional Funerary Practices in Medieval England.

Peri-mortem treatment of the body and the fate of the soul after death throughout the English medieval period (c.600-1550) have been extensively studied. However, the post-depositional fate of

Remembering the Dead in Anglo-Saxon England: Memory Theory in Archaeology and History

This study uses sociological theories of personal memory to show how Anglo-Saxon burial practices enabled the grieving process, and ensured the remembrance of the dead. The study re-examines both



The Anglo-Saxon Monastery at Church Close, Hartlepool, Cleveland

During 1984 and 1985 an area of over 1500 sq. m was excavated on Hartlepool Headland (NZ 528 336) by Cleveland County Archaeology Section. The results of this work will be presented in two parts, the

Time Regained: The Creation of Continuity

AbstractThis paper considers the striking juxtaposition of prehistoric and early medieval monuments observed at Yeavering and other sites. It suggests that rather than showing continuity of ritual

Excavations at Heslerton, North Yorkshire 1978–82

This report describes the excavations of a 4ha multi-period site situated in the parish of Heslerton, North Yorkshire, on the southern edge of the Vale of Pickering. The site came to light in 1977

The context of Early Medieval barrows in western Europe

In the early Middle Ages there was a short period when prehistoric burial mounds were reused and new barrows constructed over much of western Europe. This is interpreted as an expression of

Some Donations to Bishop Wilfrid in Northern England

THE CONSECRATION AND DEDICATION to St Peter of the church of dressed stone at Ripon, which Wilfrid had built in the 670s,was an impressive occasion. According to the Vita Wilfridi by Stephanus, the

Excavation and Survey at St Patrick's Chapel and St Peter's Church, Heysham, Lancashire, 1977–8

Summary This paper reports excavations in 1977 and 1978 at the chapel and adjoining cemetery of St Patrick's, Heysham, and an architectural survey of the nearby church of St Peter's. The chapel

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The principal subject of this thesis is some 4500 iron objects excavated in Anglo-Scandinavian contexts at 16-22 Coppergate, York. Although about half of the objects were identified as nails, the

A new aid to aging immature skeletons: development of the occipital bone.

  • A. Redfield
  • Medicine
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1970
The stages of development were found to be regular enough to permit reasonable prediction of age for other Yugoslavian specimens and comparisons with a series of 20 German fetuses suggest measurements of the parts of the occipital bone can be used to help determine the approximate age of skeletons in the fetal to few-months post-natal range.

Porotic hyperostosis: new evidence to support the anemia theory.

A comparison is made between clinical and anthropological data at the macroscopic, microscopic, radiographic, and demographic levels of analysis, which reveals the similarities in expression between clinically diagnosed anemias and porotic hyperostosis.

Factors affecting the distribution of enamel hypoplasias within the human permanent dentition.

Differences in hypoplasia frequencies among teeth are not solely due to variation in time of crown development, as is usually reported, and there is evidence for biological gradients in susceptibility to ameloblastic disruption.