Some Aspects of Early Medieval Burial Practice in Southern Scotland AD 400-1100

Etheridge, David James (1993) Some Aspects of Early Medieval Burial Practice in Southern Scotland AD 400-1100. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis explores the evidence for Early Medieval burial practice in southern Scotland, excluding that for Viking burials. I.e. the period which roughly falls between 400-1100 AD, in the area now defined by the regions of Borders, Lothian, Dumfries and Galloway, Strathclyde south of the Clyde, and part of Central Region. The main forms of burial rite are described and catalogued, and the differing circumstances under which they occur are examined. These fall under three main headings: cemetery burials, isolated burials, and barrow and cairn burials. The relationship between burials and associated features, including grave goods and Early Christian Monuments, is then explored. Finally, the evidence for Early Medieval settlement and society is examined in the light of the burial evidence.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Christopher Morris
Keywords: Medieval history, Archaeology
Date of Award: 1993
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1993-74523
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 17:57
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 17:57

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