Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: Pam Crabtree
April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture
Pam Crabtree, New York University
Title: The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England: Urbanism and state formation in Anglo-Saxon England
This lecture explores the archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England from the 5th to the 10th centuries CE. It examines the end of Roman Britain and the nature of the 5th and 6th century Early Anglo-Saxon settlements. It then explores the re-birth of urbanism in the late 7th century and the formation of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms between the 7th and the 10th centuries. The Anglo-Saxon sites of West Stow, Sutton Hoo, Brandon, Ipswich, Hamwic (Middle Anglo-Saxon Southampton), and Winchester will be discussed in detail.
Pam Crabtree is Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University, and holds her degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. and Ph.D.) and Barnard College. Her fields of research are zooarchaeology, Medieval archaeology (in particular Anglo-Saxon archaeology), later Prehistoric Europe, Near Eastern archaeology and prehistory. She has published widely, and her current projects include Early Medieval Britain—The Rebirth of Towns in the Post-Roman West (Cambridge University Press, in preparation).