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Monumentalising the political landscape: A special class of Anglo-Saxon assembly site

Baker, J; Brookes, S; (2013) Monumentalising the political landscape: A special class of Anglo-Saxon assembly site. Antiquaries Journal , 93 pp. 147-162. 10.1017/S0003581512001333.

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Abstract

This paper outlines the place-name, archaeological and topographical evidence for a special class of Anglo-Saxon open-air assembly site, which we call a 'hanging promontory'. Discussion of a series of these sites serves to describe the main characteristics of the class as well as their geographical distribution. Consideration is given to the possible functions and dating of the use of hanging promontories. In conclusion, comparisons are drawn with other forms of open-air assembly site to suggest a possible hierarchy of the administrative territories existing in the early medieval period in England. Copyright © The Society of Antiquaries of London 2013.

Type: Article
Title: Monumentalising the political landscape: A special class of Anglo-Saxon assembly site
DOI: 10.1017/S0003581512001333
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Institute of Archaeology
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URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1421715
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