Session Title

Medieval Urbanism: New Archaeological Research I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Pam J. Crabtree

Organizer Affiliation

New York Univ.

Presider Name

Pam J. Crabtree

Paper Title 1

Wells, Waste, and Waterpower: Managing Health and Productivity in Medieval Bologna

Presenter 1 Name

Taylor Zaneri

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. van Amsterdam

Paper Title 2

The Health of a Medieval City: Cambridge, 1200-1500

Presenter 2 Name

John Robb; Craig Cessford; Jenna Dittmar; Ruoyun Hui; Sarah Inskip; Toomas Kivisild; Piers Mitchell; Bram Mulder; Tamsin O’Connell; Alice Rose

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Cambridge; Univ. of Cambridge; Univ. of Cambridge; Univ. of Cambridge; Univ. of Cambridge; KU Leuven; Univ. of Cambridge; Univ. of Cambridge; Univ. of Cambridge; Univ. of Cambridge

Paper Title 3

A Comparison of Health and Labor Indications from Two Medieval London Monastic Cemeteries

Presenter 3 Name

Ruth Dorton

Presenter 3 Affiliation

New York Univ.

Start Date

10-5-2020 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 209

Description

The origins and development of medieval towns have been of interest to both archaeologists and historians since the days of Henri Pirenne. Damage that resulted from the Second World War opened by centers of medieval towns such as London, Southampton and Cologne for the first time, and the urban redevelopment that has taken place over the past 50 years has contributed to our understanding of the origins and growth of medieval towns and cities. In the 21st century, new methods of archaeological research such as GIS (Geographical Information Systems), soil micromorphology, and advances in the analysis of ceramic, floral, human skeletal, and faunal materials have transformed our understanding of urban medieval society. These two sessions will provide case studies of the ways in which new archaeological techniques have contributed to our knowledge of development of and daily life within European medieval towns. This first session has a particular emphasis on health and disease.

Pam Crabtree

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May 10th, 8:30 AM

Medieval Urbanism: New Archaeological Research I

Bernhard 209

The origins and development of medieval towns have been of interest to both archaeologists and historians since the days of Henri Pirenne. Damage that resulted from the Second World War opened by centers of medieval towns such as London, Southampton and Cologne for the first time, and the urban redevelopment that has taken place over the past 50 years has contributed to our understanding of the origins and growth of medieval towns and cities. In the 21st century, new methods of archaeological research such as GIS (Geographical Information Systems), soil micromorphology, and advances in the analysis of ceramic, floral, human skeletal, and faunal materials have transformed our understanding of urban medieval society. These two sessions will provide case studies of the ways in which new archaeological techniques have contributed to our knowledge of development of and daily life within European medieval towns. This first session has a particular emphasis on health and disease.

Pam Crabtree