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Durham University

Department of Archaeology


Publication details for Dr David Petts

Petts, David (2019). Ecclesiastical Tidescapes: Exploring the Early Medieval Tidal World. Norwegian Archaeological Review 52(1): 41-64.

Author(s) from Durham


This paper explores the way in which tides contribute to the construction of complex cognitive landscapes. Drawing on the notion of assembly and process it emphasises how tidescapes are in a constant state of becoming. The early medieval monastery of Lindisfarne (Holy Island, Northumberland, UK) is used as a case study to explore the manifold ways in which tides might inculcate themselves within the lived experiences of those who lived on the island during the Anglo-Saxon period.