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Old English sǣte and the historical significance of 'folk'-names (2017)
Journal Article
Baker, J. (2017). Old English sǣte and the historical significance of 'folk'-names. Early Medieval Europe, 25(4), doi:10.1111/emed.12226. ISSN 0963-9462

Old English sǣte names survive in documentary sources and place-names, and have been used in historical discourse as evidence for early and middle Anglo-Saxon socio-political organization. Earlier analyses, founded on incomplete datasets, have attemp... Read More

Identifying outdoor assembly sites in early medieval England (2015)
Journal Article
Baker, J., & Brookes, S. (2015). Identifying outdoor assembly sites in early medieval England. Journal of Field Archaeology, 40(1), doi:10.1179/0093469014Z.000000000103. ISSN 0093-4690

Venues of outdoor assembly are an important type of archaeological site. Using the example of early medieval (Anglo-Saxon; 5th–11th centuries A.D.) meeting places in England we describe a new multidisciplinary method for identifying and characterizin... Read More

Outside the gate: sub-urban legal practices in early medieval England (2013)
Journal Article
Baker, J., & Brookes, S. (2013). Outside the gate: sub-urban legal practices in early medieval England. World Archaeology, 45(5), doi:10.1080/00438243.2013.865330. ISSN 0043-8243

Many aspects of English early medieval (Anglo-Saxon) legal landscapes can be discerned in archaeological and toponymic evidence, ranging from the locations of legislative councils and judicial assemblies to sites of capital punishment. Among the corp... Read More

Fulham 878–79: a new consideration of Viking manoeuvres (2012)
Journal Article
Baker, J., & Brookes, S. (2012). Fulham 878–79: a new consideration of Viking manoeuvres. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, 8, doi:10.1484/J.VMS.1.103193

This paper uses evidence from a variety of disciplines in order to re-evaluate an apparently enigmatic event reported in several early sources – the landing of a Viking force at Fulham in 878. It examines the vocabulary of written accounts of their a... Read More

The toponymy of communal activity: Anglo-Saxon assembly sites and their functions
Book
Baker, J. The toponymy of communal activity: Anglo-Saxon assembly sites and their functions. In J. Tort I Donada (Ed.), Els noms en la vida quotidiana. Actes del XXIV Congrés Internacional d’ICOS sobre Ciències OnomàstiquesICOS

The paper builds on earlier discussion of the multiple functions of medieval judicial assembly sites, providing a comprehensive evaluation of relevant English hundred-names, and making reference to associated microtoponymy. While religious, military,... Read More