Whodunnit? Grave robbery in Anglo-Saxon England and the Merovingian kingdoms
2013 (English)Book (Other academic)
Grave robbery is widely recorded in the cemeteries of early medieval Europe, but this research is the first systematic regional study. Critically assesses all that is currently known of grave disturbance in the Merovingian kingdoms, and shows that there is significant evidence for the same practice in Anglo-Saxon England. Investigates in detail an intensive outbreak in 6th-7th century Kent. Aims to advance the debate about early medieval disturbance from general discussion of explanatory possibilities to evaluation of specific interpretations and their compatibility with the archaeological evidence. The conclusions have significant implications for the interpretation of grave robbery across early medieval Europe, and for recognizing and understanding grave disturbance more widely.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Archaeopress, 2013. , 249 p.
, BAR International Series, 2582
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96401ISBN: 9781407312071OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-96401DiVA: diva2:665722