Medieval Archaeology

**Volume 60/2 now out and available at Taylor and Francis Online**

The Society publishes Medieval Archaeology, an internationally respected, peer-reviewed journal whose content is of international significance and interest. While we maintain a special concern for the medieval archaeology of Britain and Ireland, we also provide a forum for the discussion of important finds and developments within this period from anywhere in the world, serving as a medium for co-ordinating the work of archaeologists and that of historians and scholars in any other discipline relevant to this field.

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Our International Editorial Board form a ‘virtual board’ of advisers whose main function is to support the Editor in the delivery of its objectives. In addition, they act as ambassadors for the Society, aiming to increase international readership of its journal (and other publications) and to increase its membership base.

Changes to the Journal

In 2016, the Society’s journal moved to two issues a year of Medieval Archaeology. Volume 60/1 arrived in July and Volume 60/2 is now out online in full colour. Members also have free access to all issues of Medieval Archaeology – Volume 1-60 and beyond. All online issues of the journal, including back issues to 2000 are now available from Taylor and Francis Online.

Contributions to the Journal

The Honorary Editor welcomes original submissions of international significance, or national significance and of international interest, which match the objectives of the Society.

Prospective authors should, in the first instance, read our Guidance Notes for Authors.  They should then contact the Honorary Editor, Dr Sarah Semple (s.j.semple@durham.ac.uk), who may then invite them to submit a Stage One form, a copy of which can be accessed on this page as a downloadable file. If invited to submit a full research paper or shorter contribution, authors should then submit their paper via our on-line Editorial Manager.

Please send books for Review direct to the Reviews and Medieval Britain and Ireland Editor. Our publisher’s website provides details. For details of how to submit fieldwork summaries and highlights for publication see the Medieval Britain and Ireland page.

The Society annually awards the Martyn Jope Award of £200 for the best novel interpretation, application of analytical method or presentation of new findings published in its journal.

Volumes 1 to 50 of our journal are now available free-of-charge online via ADS, while volumes 44 onwards are available online for our members at Taylor and Francis Online.

The Index to Volumes 51-55 of Medieval Archaeology is now available as a downloadable PDF.

Medieval Archaeology, Vol 60/1

**Volume 60/1 now out and available at Taylor and Francis Online**

The move to two issues a year in 2016 has allowed a more space for copy in the journal and 60/1, just out with Taylor and Francis online, several longer papers feature, allowing in-depth coverage of a number of major medieval projects. Numismatics is a key theme in 60/1, with an opening paper by Michael and Nicholas Costen which offers a reassessment of Anglo-Saxon coin finds in the west of England and a consideration of economic factors that might underlie the pattern of coin losses in the region. Visigothic coin losses on the Iberian Peninsula are the subject of scrutiny by Manuel Castro Priego in an assessment of new data on Visigothic tremisses. A short contribution on an early medieval polychrome brooch find from Flaxengate in Lincoln by Letty ten Harkel. Rosie Weetch and Victoria Sainsbury draws more broadly on continental evidence for production and we stay with the Danelaw in Gareth Perry’s detailed and productive assessment of ceramic production in the east of England and the Torksey-ware tradition. Daniel Secker assesses the evidence for a late-Saxon paired church complex at Prittlewell, Essex and the issue is rounded off by Mary Lewis, the winner of the Martyn Jope Award in 2016 ‘for the best novel interpretation, application of analytical method or presentation of new findings’, with a rich paper on work and the adolescent in medieval England, which throws light on the challenging world of medieval teenage apprentices.

Medieval Archaeology, Vol 60/2

**Volume 60/2 now out and available at Taylor and Francis Online**

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The Bradwell Horse and Rider

Volume 60, Issue 2, is now out and available online. With coverage ranging from medieval archaeology in Spain, to symbols of power in the castles of Scandinavia, this final issue of 2016 also includes Medieval Britain and Ireland 2015 with Fieldwork Highlights and recent discoveries from the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

The volume opens with a consideration of the use of sceattas or Anglo-Saxon silver pennies as gravegoods in 7th-century furnished inhumations. The distribution of such finds in the coastal areas of SE England is suggested by Chris Scull and John Naylor, as evidence for a new degree of monetisation and the construction of specific identities linked to coastal and maritime exchange systems. We stay with the 7th century with an exploration by Stephen Sherlock of the reuse of prehistoric and Roman objects as gravegoods. Starting with the remarkable shield-shaped pendant recovered from Street House in North Yorkshire, this paper explores the broader evidence for the use of recycled objects and jewellery items in 7th-century female assemblages. We then move to the High Middle Ages in two papers dealing with very different aspects of medieval life. Eleanor Standley presents a rich, refreshing and insightful exploration of evidence for hand spinning in medieval England. Combining archaeological evidence, metal-detected finds and documentary sources, the paper reveals the wide social and economic contexts in which these objects were used and the symbolism spinning may have carried in daily life. Reasons for the proliferation of moated sites in England are then explored by the late Colin Platt, with arguments put forward for the growth of a rich and aspirant peasant class in the early 14th century. We stay with medieval residences, but move to Scandinavia, with Martin Hansson’s interrogation of the use of coats of arms and other symbols within late-medieval castles, and the issue is rounded off with a review article by Cristina Corsi, profiling the development of medieval archaeology in Italy, and particularly the landscape approach that has come to the fore in recent decades.

In Medieval Britain and Ireland 2015, catch up with new PAS finds including the remarkable, early Anglo-Saxon horse-and-rider from Bradwell, Norfolk, while Fieldwork Highlights offers short overviews of recent excavations including exciting findings from Westminster Abbey and Nevern Castle in Wales.