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The Excavations at Wijnaldum

Volume 2: Handmade and Wheel-thrown Pottery of the first Millennium AD

Annet Nieuwhof (ed.)
 

Series: Groningen Archaeological Studies 38

ISBN-13: 9789493194106

Publication year: 2020

Publication type: Book

Pages: 276

Cover: Hardcover

Format: Full colour

Price excl. VAT: 41.24

Price incl. VAT: 44.95

Wijnaldum is nowadays an unassuming rural village in the north of the province of Friesland, no more than a small dot on the map of the Netherlands. But during the Early Middle Ages, this probably was a lively political centre, a kingdom, with intensive contacts with other kingdoms along the North Sea coasts, and with the Frankish realm to the south. The search for the king that resided at Wijnaldum was the major goal of the excavations that were carried out at the terp Wijnaldum-Tjitsma between 1991 and 1993. These excavations yielded a wealth of information, although tangible remains of the king or a royal residence were not found. What was found was a lot of pottery. The ceramic assemblage from the first Millennium consists of local handmade and imported wheel-thrown pottery, revealing contacts with the wider world. The first results and an overview of the habitation phases were published in 1999, in Volume 1 of The Excavations at Wijnaldum. The ceramic assemblage, and its consequences for the habitation history of Wijnaldum, are the main subjects of this second volume of The Excavations at Wijnaldum. 

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