The Society has published a series of monographs for more than 50 years. Our list includes synthetic edited volumes on specific themes such as the archaeology of the 11th century and maritime societies of the Viking and medieval world. We also publish excavation monographs on all medieval site types from cemeteries and burials, rural settlement, towns, industry, religious and monastic sites, to manors and moat. Accounts of some of medieval archaeology's most iconic excavations can be found here.
All the publications are fully refereed with the aim of publishing at the highest academic level reports on sites of national and international importance, and of encouraging the widest debate. The series’ objectives are to cover the broadest chronological and geographical range and to assemble a series of volumes which reflect the changing intellectual and technical scope of the discipline.
Eckweek, Peasedown St John, Somerset: Survey and Excavations at a Shrunken Medieval Hamlet 1988–90
Anglo-Saxon Graves and Grave Goods of the 6th and 7th Centuries AD: A Chronological Framework
Princes of the Church: Bishops and their Palaces
The Hirsel Excavations
Transforming Townscapes: From Burh to Borough: the Archaeology of Wallingford, AD 800-1400
The Chapel and Burial Ground on St Ninian's Isle, Shetland: Excavations Past and Present: v. 32: Excavations Past and Present
Andrew Young, The Society for Medieval Archaeology
April 29, 2020
This volume presents the results of archaeological survey and excavation at Eckweek, Somerset, which yielded one of the most important medieval rural settlement sequences yet excavated from south-west England. At the centre of the narrative is a succession of well-preserved buildings spanning the...
December 12, 2019
This book examines what we know and do not know about different aspects of the archaeology of the early medieval Celtic churches in Celtic-speaking areas of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, south-west Britain and Brittany to compare and contrast the evidence and to suggest some avenues for future research....
John Hines, Alex Bayliss
December 12, 2019
The Early Anglo-Saxon Period is characterized archaeologically by the regular deposition of artefacts in human graves in England. The scope for dating these objects and graves has long been studied, but it has typically proved easier to identify and enumerate the chronological problems of the...
June 06, 2019
Princes of the Church brings together the latest research exploring the importance of bishops’ palaces for social and political history, landscape history, architectural history and archaeology. It is the first book-length study of such sites since Michael Thompson’s Medieval Bishops’ Houses (1998)...
James H. Barrett, Sarah Jane Gibbon
April 11, 2019
This book is a study of communities that drew their identity and livelihood from their relationships with water during a pivotal time in the creation of the social, economic and political landscapes of northern Europe. It focuses on the Baltic, North and Irish Seas in the Viking Age (ad 1050–1200),...
Dawn M Hadley, Christopher Dyer
March 28, 2019
The Archaeology of the 11th Century addresses many key questions surrounding this formative period of English history and considers conditions before 1066 and how these changed. The impact of the Conquest of England by the Normans is the central focus of the book, which not only assesses the...
April 02, 2015
April 30, 2014
Neil Christie, Oliver Creighton, Matt Edgeworth, Helena Hamerow
October 04, 2013
Ian H. Goodall
December 01, 2011
This monograph is the definitive survey of iron tools and other fittings in use during the period c1066 to 1540AD....
Rachel C. Barrowman
December 01, 2011
This book describes the results of a small research project undertaken at Glasgow University with the aim of revisiting the archaeology at the site through a study of the archive material from the 1950s excavations, and renewed survey and excavation work on the Isle Shetland over two summer seasons....
Roberta Gilchrist, Andrew Reynolds
November 30, 2009