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Dr David Petts - all publications

Authored book

  • Petts, David (2011). Pagan and Christian. Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Petts, D. (2009). The Early Medieval Church in Wales. Stroud: The History Press.
  • Petts, D. & Gerrard, C.M. (2006). Shared Visions: The North-East Regional Research Framework for the Historic Environment. Durham: Durham County Council.
  • Petts, D. (2003). Christianity in Roman Britain. Stroud: Tempus.
  • Foreman, S., Hiller, J. & Petts, D. (2002). The Archaeology of a Middle Thames Landscape. Volume 3: Anglo-Saxon to post-medieval. Oxford: Oxford Archaeology.

Edited book

  • Petts, D & Turner, S (2012). Early Medieval Northumbria: Kingdoms and Communities AD450-1100. Brepols.

Chapter in book

  • Petts, D. (2021). Space and place in English morris dance. In Music and Heritage New Perspectives on Place-making and Sonic Identity. L. Maloney & J. Schofield Routledge.
  • Petts, D. (2020). Patterns in Monumentality: Characterising sculptural assemblages at early medieval monastic sites in Northern Britain. In Peopling Insular Art: Practice, Performance, Perception. Thickpenny, Cynthia, Forsyth, Katherine, Geddes, Jane & Mathis, Kate Oxbow Books. 127-140.
  • Petts, David (2019). Britain and Ireland, 100–700 CE. In The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology. OUP. 601.
  • Petts, D. (2018). Early medieval Carham in its Landscape Context. In The Battle of Carham: A Thousand Years On. McGuigan, N. & Woolf, A. Birlinn. 151-173.
  • Petts, D. (2018). Materializing Morris Dancing. In The Histories of the Morris in Britain. Papers from a conference held at Cecil Sharp House, London, 25 - 26 March 2017, organized in partnership by Historical Dance Society with English Folk Dance and Song Society and The Morris Ring, The Morris Federation and Open Morris. Heaney, M. English Folk Dance and Song Society & Historical Dance Society. 331-362.
  • Petts, D. (2017). ‘A place more venerable than all in Britain’ The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon Lindisfarne. In The Lindisfarne Gospels: New Perspectives. Gameson, R. Leiden, Boston: Brill. 57: 1-18.
  • Petts, D. (2017). Places and spaces: some reflections on reconstructing the spatial organisation of Northumbrian monasteries. In Early medieval monasticism in the North Sea Zone: proceedings of a conference held to celebrate the conclusion of the Lyminge excavations 2008-15. Thomas, Gabor & Knox, Alexandra Oxford: Oxford University School of Archaeology. 20: 43-54.
  • Semple, S., Buchanan, B., Harrington, S., Oliver, D. & Petts, D. (2017). Power at the Edge: Yeavering, Northumberland, England. In Life on the Edge: Social, Religious and Political Frontiers in Early Medieval Europe. Semple, S., Orsini, S. & Mui, S. Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum with the Internationales Sachsensymposion. 6: 91-112.
  • David Petts (2016). Christianity in Roman Britain. In Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain. Millett, M., Revell, L. & Moore, A. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 660-81.
  • Petts, D. (2015). Churches and Lordship in Western Normandy, AD 800-1200. In Churches and Social Power in Early Medieval Europe: Integrating Archaeological and Historical Approaches. Sánchez-Pardo, José C. & Shapland, Michael G. Turnhout: Brepols. 297-328.
  • Petts, D (2015). Late Roman military buildings at Binchester (Co. Durham). In Roman military architecture on the fronties: Armies and their architecture in Late Antiquity. Collins, R & Weber, M Oxbow. 32-45.
  • Petts, D. (2014). Christianity and cross-channel connectivity in late and sub-Roman Britain. In AD410: The History and Archaeology of Late and Post-Roman Britain. Haarer, F., Collins, R., Fitzpatrick-Matthews, K., Moorhead, S., Petts, D. & Walton, P. London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. 73-86.
  • Petts, D. (2013). Late Roman to early medieval settlement at Ingleby Barwick: discussion. In A Roman Villa at the Edge of Empire: Excavations at Ingleb Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, 2003-04. Council for British Archaeology. 195-200.
  • Petts, D & Turner, S (2012). Introduction: Northumbrian Communities. In Early medieval Northumbria: Kingdoms and Communities AD450-1100. Petts, D & Turner, S Brepols. 1-14.
  • Petts, D. (2012). Place-names and archaeology on a border: churches in Ergyng. In Sense of Place in Anglo-Saxon England. Jones, R. & Semple, S. Shaun Tyas. 130-146.
  • Hewitt, Richard, Brightman, James, Mason, David, Petts, David, Radford, Sally, Vyner, Blaise & Waddington, Clive (2011). In An Archaeological Assessment of County Durham: The Aggregate Producing Areas. Durham County Council; Archaeological Research Services.
  • Petts, D. & Turner, S. (2009). Multiple church complexes on early medieval ecclesiastical sites in Western Britain. In The Archaeology of the Early Medieval Celtic Churches. Edwards, N. Leeds: Maney.
  • Petts, D. (2009). Variation in the British burial rite: AD400-700. In Mortuary Practices and social identities in the Middle Ages. Sayer, Duncan & Williams, Howard Exeter: University of Exeter Press. 207-221.
  • McOmish, J.M. & Petts, D. (2008). Fey Field, Whithorn: Excavations by David Pollock and Amanda Clarke. In The Archaeology of York Web Series. York: York Archaeological Trust.
  • Petts, D. (2006). Landscapes of Memory in the Colonial City: Building History in Imperial India. In Cities in the World: 1500–2000. Green, A. & Leech, R. Leeds: Maney. 195-212.
  • Petts, D. (2006). The Roman lead tank from Perry Oaks. In Landscape Evolution in the Middle Thames Valley: Heathrow Terminal 5 Excavations Volume 1, Perry Oaks. Framework Archaeology Oxford: Framework Archaeology. 227-230.
  • Petts,D. (2004). Early Medieval or Late Antique?: Burial in Western Britain AD410 to 600. In Debating Late Antiquity AD300–700: Proceedings of the York Conference. Collins, R. & Gerrard, J. Oxford: Archaeopress. 77-87.
  • Petts, D. (2003). Memories in stone: changing strategies and contexts of remembrance in early medieval Wales. In Archaeologies of Remembrance: death and memory in past societies. Williams, H. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum. 193-214.
  • Petts, D. (2002). Cemeteries and boundaries in western Britain. In Burial in early medieval England and Wales. Lucy, S. & Reynolds, A. Leeds: Society for Medieval Archaeology. Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 17: 24-46.
  • Petts, D. (2002). Votive Hoards in Late Roman Britain: Pagan or Christian? In The Cross Goes North: Processes of Conversion in Northern Europe, AD 300–1300. Carver, M. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer. 109-118.
  • Petts, D. (1999). Christianity and the End of Roman Britain. In TRAC 98: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, University of Leicester, April 1998. Baker, P., Forcey, C., Jundi, S. & Witcher, R. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 86-95.
  • Petts, D. (1998). Burial and gender in late and sub-Roman Britain. In TRAC 97: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, University of Nottingham, April 1997. Forcey, C., Hawthorne, J. & Witcher, R. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 112-124.
  • Petts, D. (1998). Landscape and cultural identity in Roman Britain. In Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire. Berry, J. & Laurence, R. London: Routledge. 79-94.
  • Petts, D. (1997). Elite settlement in late Roman and sub-Roman Britain. In TRAC 96: Proceedings of the sixth annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Sheffield 1996. Meadows, K., Lemke, C. & Heron, J. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 101-112.

Journal Article

  • O'Donnell, R & Petts, D (2019). 'Rural' Rhetoric in 1930s Unemployment Relief Schemes. Rural History 30(1): 53-69.
  • Petts, David (2019). Ecclesiastical Tidescapes: Exploring the Early Medieval Tidal World. Norwegian Archaeological Review 52(1): 41-64.
  • Petts, D. (2013). Expanding the archaeology of Holy Island (Lindisfarne). Medieval Archaeology 57: 302-307.
  • Petts, David (2013). Military and Civilian: Reconfiguring the end of Roman Britain in the North. European Journal of Archaeology 16(2): 314-335.
  • Petts, DA (2011). Landscapes of Belief: Non-conformist mission in the North Pennines. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 15(3): 461-480.
  • Petts, D (2009). Coastal landscapes and early Christianity in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. Estonian Journal of Archaeology 13(2): 79-95.
  • Petts, David (2007). De Situ Brecheniauc and Englynion y Beddau: Writing about burial in early medieval Wales. Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology & History 14: 163-172.
  • Challinor, D., Petts, D., Poore, D. & Score, D. (2003). Excavations at Manor Farm, Drayton, Oxfordshire. Oxoniensia 68: 279-311.
  • Petts, D. (2002). Beacon Hill, Aspatria an early Christian carved stone rehabilitated. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmoreland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 2: 103-109.
  • Petts, D. (2002). The Reuse of Prehistoric Standing Stones in Western Britain? A Critical Consideration of an Aspect of Early Medieval Monument Reuse. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 21(2): 195-209.

Other (Print)

  • Petts, D. (2013). CD Sleevenotes.