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The Afterlife of the Charnel Chapel at Rothwell (Northamptonshire, UK) (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dawn Hadley. Elizabeth Craig-Atkins. Jenny Crangle.

The practice of charnelling human remains has recently been revealed to have been widespread in medieval England, with chapels specially built for this purpose. However, this practice ceased at the time of the early sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation, and the charnel chapels were emptied and in some cases demolished. A rare exception is at Rothwell (Northamptonshire, UK), which survived the Reformation intact, apparently because it was closed up at this time with the charnel in situ. The...

Catholic Burial as Native Resistance in Post-Dissolution Ireland (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rachel Scott. Finola O'Carroll.

The Dominican friary in Trim, County Meath, Ireland, was founded in AD 1263 by Geoffrey de Geneville, Lord of Trim. An important religious center, the Black Friary was used for burial during the late Middle Ages both by the Dominican friars and by lay individuals living around the town. In 1540, as part of the dissolution of the monasteries, the commissioners of King Henry VIII suppressed the friary and sold its lands, buildings, and goods. However, although the site no longer possessed formal...

Cows, Wolves and Witches: The Question of Marginality within Transhumant Communities of Western Ireland (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eugene Costello.

Small-scale transhumant movements were once quite common in Ireland, and continued in places like Conamara, Donegal and Achill Island up to the late 19th century and early 20th century. Also known by the term ‘booleying’, these practices involved young people, usually girls, bringing dairy cows up to hill pastures for the summer so as to free up land at home for tillage and winter fodder. However, the seasonal landscapes and settlements which they visited have until recently been neglected by...

Potteries: Ceramics and the 50th Anniversary of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alasdair Brooks.

Ceramics analysis is central to historical archaeology on both sides of the Atlantic; indeed, the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology [SPMA], which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, originally grew out of a group dedicated to the study of post-medieval ceramics in Britain.  This poster outlines some key components of SPMA's internationally significant contribution to ceramics analysis in historical archaeology over the last 50 years, as part of the celebration of this significant...