Books : reviews

David A. Hinton.
Archaeology, Economy and Society: England from the fifth to fifteenth century.
Routledge. 1990

Archaeology, Economy and Society examines the contribution that archaeology makes to an understanding of the social, economic, religious and other developments that took place in England, from the migrations of the fifth and sixth centuries to the beginning of the Renaissance, showing how society and economy evolved in that time-span.

David Hinton approaches the archaeological material of the post-Roman period chronologically, emphasizing the changes that can be observed in the physical evidence and the reasons for them that can be suggested. A study of their houses and burial practices, pottery and clothes illustrates the constraints imposed by social customs and economic pressures on the people of this period.