New Developments in the Chronology of Early Anglo-Saxon England

New Developments in the Chronology of Early Anglo-Saxon England
with Dr Sam Lucy (University of Cambridge)
at Sutton Hoo, Saturday, 19th July 2014.

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Very recent developments in the understanding of Early Anglo-Saxon chronology (particularly as it relates to burial practice) will be reviewed and expanded on. This will cover the period spanning the very early cremation cemeteries of Eastern England, to the later seventh traditions of furnished burial.

Provisional Programme

09.50 – 10.15:         Coffee on arrival
10.15 – 11.15:         Introducing the methods and approaches of early Anglo-Saxon chronology
11.15 – 11.45:         Coffee break
11.45 – 12.45:         Approaching transitions from Roman Britain to Anglo-Saxon England
12.45 – 14.00:         Lunch break
14.00 – 15.00:         Exploring diversity in the later fifth and sixth centuries
15.00 – 15.20:        Tea break
15.20 – 16.20:         Christianisation and the seventh century
c.16.20:                   Thanks and Close

Some Suggestions for Optional Background Reading

Gerrard, J., The Ruin of Roman Britain: An Archaeological Perspective (Cambridge University Press 2013)
Hamerow, H., D.Hinton, & S.Crawford (eds), A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (Oxford University Press 2011)
Higham, N., & M.Ryan, The Anglo-Saxon World (Yale University Press 2012)
Hills, C. M., Origins of the English (Duckworth 2003)
Lucy, S., The Anglo-Saxon Way of Death (Sutton Publishing 2000)
Lucy, S., R.Newman, N.Dodwell, & C.Hills, et al., ‘Burial of a princess? The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Westfield Farm, Ely’, The Antiquaries Journal 89, (2009), pp.81–141
Lucy, S., J.Tipper, & A.Dickens, The Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Cemetery at Bloodmoor Hill, Carlton Colville, Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology Monograph 131 (2009)
Lucy, S., & A.Reynolds (eds), Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales, Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 17 (2002)
Walton-Rogers, P., Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD450-700, CBA Report 145 (2006)
Webster, L. Anglo-Saxon Art: A New History (British Museum Press 2012)

About Dr Sam Lucy

Sam LucyAfter completing a PhD. at Newnham College, Cambridge, I held a lectureship at Durham University for nine years, before returning to a full-time research role at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit in 2004, and then taking up the post of Admissions Tutor and Financial Tutor back at Newnham in 2009. With Dr Catherine Hills, I recently published the final synthesis and chronology of the major Anglo-Saxon cremation cemetery at Spong Hill, Norfolk (funded by English Heritage), and I am currently working with Dr Charlotte Roberts and Dr Sarah Groves (both of Durham University) on the publication of the Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Bamburgh, Northumberland. My volume on the Roman settlement and cemeteries at Mucking, Essex, is also nearing publication. Other publications include The Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Cemetery at Bloodmoor Hill, Carlton Colville, Suffolk (2009), Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales (2002) and The Anglo-Saxon Way of Death (2000).