Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 4 • 2016

medieval worlds 4 (2016)


ISSN 2412-3196
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ISBN 978-3-7001-8084-5
Online Edition

 
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MEDIEVAL WORLDS provides a new forum for interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Specifically it encourages and links comparative research between different regions and fields and promotes methodological innovation in transdisciplinary studies. Focusing on the Middle Ages (c. 400-1500 CE, but can be extended whenever thematically fruitful or appropriate), MEDIEVAL WORLDS takes a global approach to studying history in a comparative setting.
MEDIEVAL WORLDS is open to regular submissions on comparative topics, but also offers the possibility to propose or advertise subjects that lend themselves to comparison. With a view to connecting people working on related topics in different academic environments, we publish calls for matching articles and for contributions on particular issues.


Table of Contents

Walter POHL, Editor’s Introduction
Stefanie SAMIDA - Jörg FEUCHTER, Why Archaeologists, Historians and Geneticists Should Work Together – and How
Sebastian BRATHER, New Questions Instead of Old Answers: Archaeological Expectations of a DNA Analysis
Stefan BURMEISTER, Archaeological Research on Migration as a Multidisciplinary Challenge
Patrick GEARY - Krishna VEERAMAH, Mapping European Population Movement through Genomic Research
Manfred K. H. EGGERT, Genetizing Bantu: Historical Insight or Historical Trilemma?
Kerstin P. HOFMANN, With víkingr into the Identity Trap: When Historiographical Actors Get a Life of Their Own
Celine WAWRUSCHKA, Genetic History and Identity: The Case of Turkey

The journal is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

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Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 4 • 2016

medieval worlds 4 (2016)


ISSN 2412-3196
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-8084-5
Online Edition

 
Open access
Indexed by:  ERIH-PLUS, Crossref, DOAJ, EZB

Stefan Burmeister
PDF Icon  Archaeological Research on Migration as a Multidisciplinary Challenge ()
S.  42 - 64
doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no4_2016s42

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Migration is a key concept in archaeology. It is a common explanation for the distribution and diffusion of cultural traits. However, it is more often an axiomatic postulate than the result of sound methodological analysis. The weaknesses of this approach have become apparent and have brought migration-as-explanation into disrepute. For archaeological investigation of the Migration Period the problem is further aggravated. Ancient written sources report an abundance of migrations associated with particular peoples. These sources often provide the coordinate system of archaeological investigations with fatal consequences as archaeology runs the risk of losing its independent methodological basis. Recently, new methods derived from the life sciences have joined in and have created new approaches to migration analysis. These methods sometimes provide a corrective that can compensate for the weaknesses of archaeology’s own methodology. Archaeology now faces new challenges. Archaeological sources are often neither compatible with written sources, nor with the findings of the diverse life science methods. It is becoming apparent that archaeology has lost its previous methodological command for investigating migration. As a scientific discipline archaeology has to finds its place in migration research anew.

Keywords:  archaeology; migration; genetics; Anglo-Saxons; Indo-Europeans
Published Online:  2016/12/01 13:38:33
Document Date:  2016/12/01 13:01:00
Object Identifier:  0xc1aa5576 0x00348d13

MEDIEVAL WORLDS provides a new forum for interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Specifically it encourages and links comparative research between different regions and fields and promotes methodological innovation in transdisciplinary studies. Focusing on the Middle Ages (c. 400-1500 CE, but can be extended whenever thematically fruitful or appropriate), MEDIEVAL WORLDS takes a global approach to studying history in a comparative setting.
MEDIEVAL WORLDS is open to regular submissions on comparative topics, but also offers the possibility to propose or advertise subjects that lend themselves to comparison. With a view to connecting people working on related topics in different academic environments, we publish calls for matching articles and for contributions on particular issues.


Table of Contents

Walter POHL, Editor’s Introduction
Stefanie SAMIDA - Jörg FEUCHTER, Why Archaeologists, Historians and Geneticists Should Work Together – and How
Sebastian BRATHER, New Questions Instead of Old Answers: Archaeological Expectations of a DNA Analysis
Stefan BURMEISTER, Archaeological Research on Migration as a Multidisciplinary Challenge
Patrick GEARY - Krishna VEERAMAH, Mapping European Population Movement through Genomic Research
Manfred K. H. EGGERT, Genetizing Bantu: Historical Insight or Historical Trilemma?
Kerstin P. HOFMANN, With víkingr into the Identity Trap: When Historiographical Actors Get a Life of Their Own
Celine WAWRUSCHKA, Genetic History and Identity: The Case of Turkey

The journal is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).



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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
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Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at