The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Monograph Series

West Country Households, 1500-1700

Edited by John Allan, Nat Alcock, and David Dawson

South-West England has been the focus of some of the most significant work on the early modern house and household in Britain. This volume of papers, written by many leading specialists, summarises the overall understanding of material culture, standing buildings, and their interiors, alongside case studies which publish some of the most remarkable discoveries.

Exploring Atlantic Transitions: Archaeologies of Transience and Permanence in New Found Lands

Edited by Peter Pope and Shannon Lewis-Simpson

Can we approach European expansion to the Americas and elsewhere without colonial triumphalism? A research strategy which automatically treats early establishments overseas as embryonic colonies produces predictable results: in retrospect, some were, some were not. Post-Medieval archaeology has much to contribute to our understanding of the gradual drift of ordinary people - the cast of thousands, anonymous or almost-forgotten behind the famous names of history.

Archaeology, the Public and the Recent Past

Edited by Chris Dalglish

Heritage, memory, community archaeology and the politics of the past form the main strands running through the papers in this volume, which has developed from the SPMA’s annual conference at Glasgow University in September 2010.

The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Religion

Edited by Chris King and Duncan Sayer

The post-medieval period was one of profound religious and cultural change, of sometimes violent religious conflict and of a dramatic growth in religious pluralism. The essays collected here, in what is the first book to focus on the material evidence, demonstrate the significant contribution that archaeology can make to a deeper understanding of religion.

Crossing Paths or Sharing Tracks?

Edited by Audrey Horning and Marilyn Palmer

The impetus for this volume lies in the expansion of interest in Post Medieval archaeology in university, commercial, and voluntary sectors.

Estate Landscapes

Edited by Jonathan Finch and Kate Giles

This volume explores the relationships between the form and structure of British and Colonial estate landscapes, their agricultural management and the political structures and social relationships they reproduced. The articles address themes as diverse as the creation and development of the agrarian landscape, improvement, ornamental landscapes and gardens and estate architecture.

The Archaeology of Industrialization

Edited by David Barker and David Cranstone

‘Industrial’ and ‘post-medieval’ archaeology have traditionally been seen as two separate disciplines, with different roots and very different intellectual interests, thus separating production from consumption and leaving the study of non-industrial aspects of 19th and 20th century society in a disciplinary no-man’s land. This volume, emanating from a joint conference of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology and the Association for Industrial Archaeology held in Bristol in 1999, aims to break down the barriers, both cultural and chronological, between the two disciplines.

The Archaeology of Reformation 1480 - 1580

Edited by David Gaimster and Roberta Gilchrist

This volume contains contributions given at the Archaeology of Reformation conference, which was hosted jointly by the Societies for Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology. Papers are spread across five themes: public worship and iconoclasm, private devotion and material culture, Dissolution landscapes and secular power, corporate charity and Reformation, and burial and commemoration. The essays discuss the extent to which the study of buildings, graveyards, funerary monuments and domestic artefacts can enhance our understanding of the religious, social and cultural changes generated by the Reformation.

Cities in the World, 1500 - 2000

Edited by Adrian Green and Roger Leech

In 2002 the annual conference of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology was directed at a theme of international interest, Cities in the World, 1500-2000. This volume results from that conference and sets out to investigate a wide range of new archaeological and historical approaches to the development of large towns and cities in Britain, Europe and the world in the early modern period.