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H 245 x W 174 mm

270 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Nov 2023

Archaeopress Journals


Paperback: 9781803276502

Digital: 9781803276519

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Anglo-Welsh Border; Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon; Borderlands; Early Medieval

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Offa's Dyke Journal 5

Offa's Dyke Journal: Volume 5 for 2023

A Journal for Linear Monuments, Frontiers and Borderlands Research

Edited by Howard Williams

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Volume 5 of Offa's Dyke Journal, a venue for the publication of high-quality research on the archaeology, history and heritage of frontiers and borderlands focusing on the Anglo-Welsh border.



Linear Pasts and Presents: Researching Dykes, Frontiers and Borderlands – Howard Williams

Insights from a Recent Workshop on Walls, Borders, and Frontier Zones in the Ancient and the Contemporary World – Gideon Shelach-Lavi, Tal Ulus and Gideon Avni

The Olger Dyke: An Early Roman Iron Age Linear Earthwork in Denmark – Lisbeth Christensen

The Current State of Research on Early Medieval Earthworks in East Central and Southeastern Europe – Florin Curta

The Serpent Ramparts in Ukraine: Fifty Years of Archaeological Research – Florin Curta

‘Cofiwn i Facsen Wledig/We remember Macsen the Emperor:’ Frontiers, Romans, and Welsh Identity – Roger H. White

The Linear Earthworks of Cornwall: What if They Were Early Medieval? – Erik Grigg

Rethinking Offa’s Dyke as a Hydraulic Frontier Work – Howard Williams

Evaluating the Early Medieval Portable Antiquities Scheme Data for the Welsh Marches – Pauline Clarke

Treaties, Frontiers and Borderlands: The Making and Unmaking of Mercian Border Traditions – Morn Capper

Border Culture and Picturing the Dyke – Dan Llywelyn Hall, Gillian Clarke, Gladys Mary Coles, Menna Elfyn, Oliver Lomax and Robert Minhinnick


Reflections on Walking with Offa – Diana Baur

The Past in the Time of Covid: The Art of Dan Llywelyn Hall – John G. Swogger

Art on the March – Howard Williams

About the Author

Howard Williams is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Chester and researches public archaeology and archaeologies of death and memory. He co-edits the Offa’s Dyke Journal and writes an academic blog: Archaeodeath.