Finding the Fifth Century in Britain

Burial sites from more than a hundred fifth-century cemeteries

Janet Kay’s project focuses on the late antique period in Britain by analysing the archaeological dataset of burial sites from more than a hundred fifth-century cemeteries. What do archaeological remains from burials tell us about the people living in Britain in that transitional period, and about their perception of historical change? The data will form the basis of an open-access repository of sources connected to the UK’s Archaeological Data Service.

 

Janet Kay is a member of the Society of Fellows for the Liberal Arts at Princeton, and uses archaeological methods and data to study the history of early medieval Britain.