Session Title

The Archaeology of Early Medieval Europe: New Advances in Avar Archaeology I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Univ. of Florida

Organizer Name

Florin Curta

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Florida

Presider Name

Florin Curta

Paper Title 1

Social Representations of Warrior Ideology: Weapon Deposition in Avar-Age Burials of the Carpathian Basin

Presenter 1 Name

Gergely Csiky

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Magyar Tudományos Akadémia

Paper Title 2

Social Representation in Late Row-Grave Cemeteries in Transylvania: Current State of Research and Perspectives

Presenter 2 Name

Alpar Dobos

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca

Paper Title 3

Craftsmen and Prestige: Early Avar Goldsmith Graves

Presenter 3 Name

Zsofia Racz

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Eötvös Loránd Univ.

Start Date

14-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 212

Description

Much has been written on the reconstruction of the Avar-age society on the basis of the archaeological evidence. So far, attempts at exploring and reconstructing the 'Avar society' have been based on a fairly mechanical method of determining the "social values" (such as rank or social status) by means of a one-to-one equation with the "material value" of grave goods. The growing dissatisfaction with those misleading presuppositions, as well as a rising interest in social theory have led to a search for new approaches to the problem both in Hungary and in some of the neighboring countries (Romania and Serbia).

Florin Curta

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May 14th, 1:30 PM

The Archaeology of Early Medieval Europe: New Advances in Avar Archaeology I

Bernhard 212

Much has been written on the reconstruction of the Avar-age society on the basis of the archaeological evidence. So far, attempts at exploring and reconstructing the 'Avar society' have been based on a fairly mechanical method of determining the "social values" (such as rank or social status) by means of a one-to-one equation with the "material value" of grave goods. The growing dissatisfaction with those misleading presuppositions, as well as a rising interest in social theory have led to a search for new approaches to the problem both in Hungary and in some of the neighboring countries (Romania and Serbia).

Florin Curta