Today saw the team assemble for the first time, at the School of Archaeology in Oxford, for the inaugural FeedSax meeting. Sunshine, coffee and doughnuts set the scene for a really productive and stimulating afternoon, reviewing our plans and objectives for the first year, and looking ahead to more distant goals.
A central task for Year 1 will be the locating and gathering of data and resources, including excavation reports, pollen sequences, animal bones, and plant remains. These will, for the most part, represent sites from around England, but we’ll also be working on material kindly shared by our project partners at the University of Cologne. Anglo-Saxon England is our main focus, but the farming phenomena that we’re investigating occurred more widely across early medieval Europe, so it will be fascinating to see how England and the Rhineland compare.
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