Dorestad Hoogstraat from a Hedeby/Schleswig point of view
2010 (English)In: Dorestad in an international Framework: New Research on Centres of Trade and Coinage in Carolingian Times / [ed] Annemarieke Willemsen, Turnhout: Brepols, 2010, 68-81 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
On the international conference “Haithabu und die frühe Stadtentwicklung im nördlichen Europa” of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Archaeological State Museum Schleswig in September 1998 a paper called “Aufstieg, Blüte und Niedergang der frühmittelalterlichen Handelsmetropole Dorestad” was given by W. van Es and W.J.H. Verwers. In this paper for the first time doubts on the so far current interpretation of the features from the Dorestad Hoogstraat excavations were expressed by the excavators. Most recently the second and for the present final part of the reports on the Hoogstraat excavations has been published (van Es & Verwers 2009). The therein underlined change of interpretation already becomes apparent by its reduced title from “Excavations at Dorestad 1. The Harbour: Hoogstraat I” (van Es & Verwers 1980) to “Excavations at Dorestad 3. Hoogstraat 0, II-IV” (van Es & Verwers 2009). What led to that dramatic change and the disappearance of a whole harbour of that emporium that once formed one of the most important hubs of Frankish long distance trade? On the background of the archaeological evidence from Hedeby and Schleswig this paper aims to review the interpretations of the Hoogstraat features using the example of the Hoogstraat I trench.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turnhout: Brepols, 2010. 68-81 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121118ISBN: 978-2-503-53401-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-121118DiVA: diva2:856453