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Houses and Households: The Archaeology of Buildings

Helena Hamerow

in Early Medieval Settlements: The Archaeology of Rural Communities in North-West Europe 400-900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199246977
eISBN:
9780191917523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199246977.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

As Rapoport suggests, a house is more than merely a shelter against the elements. The built environment and the way space is organized within the house reflect and reinforce social organization. ... More


Settlement Structure and Social Space

Helena Hamerow

in Early Medieval Settlements: The Archaeology of Rural Communities in North-West Europe 400-900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199246977
eISBN:
9780191917523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199246977.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The way in which a community arranges its living space is only partly due to technical considerations: social relations also play a major role in determining the layout of settlements, as we can ... More


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