This collection of studies is the result of a six-year interdisciplinary research project undertaken by an international team of archaeologists, historians, numismatists and paleobotanists. It constitutes a completely new approach to environmental, cultural and settlement changes during the Migration Period in Central Europe.
Part One discusses written sources, theories regarding migration, and environmental change in the first millennium AD. In Part Two, archaeological sources relating to Central Europe in the Migration Period are analysed, while Part Three is devoted to new discoveries between the Oder and the Vistula, including traces of Germanic settlement in northern Poland in the early seventh century. In Part Four, evidence for cultural and settlement changes in neighbouring areas is characterized in a comparative light.
Prof. Aleksander Bursche coordinated the
Migration Period between the Oder and the Vistula project, the results of which are published here. He is a full professor at the University of Warsaw specialising in relations between the Classical World and the Barbarians.
Prof. John Hinesis Professor in the School of History, Archaeology and Religious Studies, Cardiff University. He has published extensively on material and literary culture, and linguistic history, in northern Europe from the Late Iron Age to the Modern Period.
Dr. Anna Zapolska is a researcher in the Institute of Archaeology, Warsaw University. She specialises in numismatics, coin finds, and coins in archaeological contexts. She is currently working on the bronze coin finds from sites of the West Balt Cultures.
All interested in the archaeology and history of the Migration Period in Central and Eastern Europe, and the phenomena of human mobility and environmental changes in the first millennium AD.