The Early Medieval Antonine Wall*

  title={The Early Medieval Antonine Wall*},
  author={Adri{\'a}n Maldonado},
  pages={225 - 245}
Abstract Archaeological fieldwork in the Forth-Clyde isthmus has been dominated by the World Heritage Monument of the Antonine Wall, the Roman frontier built in the second century a.d. Considerably less attention has been given to the evidence for post-Roman experience of the Wall and how it was remembered (and forgotten) in the subsequent centuries. This paper will briefly summarise historical notices of the Antonine Wall, then consider the archaeological and toponymic evidence for early… 
Llywarch Hen’s Dyke: Place and Narrative in Early Medieval Wales
Dykes must have been important features within the early medieval landscape, but scarcely attract more than cursory discussion in archaeological literature focused on Wales and western Britain.
A reassessment of the Anglo-Saxon artefacts from Scotland: material interactions and identities in early medieval northern Britain
This thesis identifies and interprets the 5th to 9th-century Anglo-Saxon artefacts found within modern Scotland. It uses them to consider material expressions of ethnogenesis and to examine


Life of an ancient monument: Hadrian's Wall in history
The Romans are Britain's favourite invaders, and Hadrian's Wall is among the largest and finest of the relics they left behind on the island. However, as our authors urge, we should demand more
More than a Roman monument : a place-centred approach to the long-term history and archaeology of the Antonine Wall
This thesis offers a critique of currently dominant approaches to the history and archaeology of the Antonine Wall, and develops an expanded place-centred perspective in which this former Roman
Christianity and burial in late Iron Age Scotland, AD 400-650
This work studies religious change through the archaeology of death and burial. In the period after the fall of Rome and before the Vikings, Scotland became a Christian society, but there are few
Early Medieval Scotland: Individuals, Communities and Ideas
The elaborately carved Hilton of Cadboll stone, the house-shaped Monymusk Reliquary and the sumptuously decorated Hunterston brooch (all on view in the National Museum of Scotland) are evidence of
A fear of the past: The place of the prehistoric burial mound in the ideology of middle and later Anglo‐Saxon England
Abstract Archaeological investigation is revealing a consistent tradition of Anglo‐Saxon secondary activity, occurring at Bronze Age burial mounds and Neolithic long barrows. Through a discussion of
Burial in Early Medieval Scotland: New Questions
Abstract THIS ARTICLE presents a summary and interpretation of burial practices in Scotland in ad 400–650. Due to the dearth of documentary sources, mortuary archaeology provides a window on the
The eastern terminus of the Antonine Wall: 12th- or 13th-century evidence
A crucial element in the recent definition of the eastern end of the Antonine Wall has been the testimony of early modern antiquaries. The claim of the now-favoured choice of Carriden (West Lothian)
What does early Christianity look like? Mortuary archaeology and conversion in Late Iron Age Scotland
The study of the inhumation cemeteries of Late Iron Age Scotland tends to revolve around the vexed question of whether or not they provide evidence for Christianity. As a result, our approach has
Monuments and the past in early Anglo‐Saxon England
Abstract Recent research on both old and new excavation data from Anglo‐Saxon burial sites reveals a widespread and frequent practice of reusing monuments of earlier periods. Both Roman and
Hadrian’s Wall
The aim of this article is to consider the value of an embodied account of Hadrian’s Wall. This heritage site has often been understood in predominantly imperial and military terms. While this is a