Publications

Selected publications on grave disturbance by Grave Reopening Research members

(By category, most recent first)

Monographs

Klevnäs, A. M. (2013). Whodunnit? Grave Robbery in Anglo-Saxon England and the Merovingian Kingdoms. BAR International Series 2582. Oxford, Archaeopress.

Journal Articles

Klevnäs A. (2016). ‘Imbued with the Essence of the Owner’: Personhood and Possessions in the Reopening and Reworking of Viking-Age Burials, European Journal of Archaeology 19 (3), 456–476.

Aspöck, Edeltraud and Fera, Martin (2015), ‘3D-GIS für die taphonomische Auswertung eines wiedergeöffneten Körpergrabes’, AGIT – Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik, 1, 2-9.

Klevnäs, A.M. (2015). Abandon Ship! Digging out the Dead from the Vendel Boat-Graves. Norwegian Archaeological Review, (48.1) 1-20.

Aspöck, E. and Klevnäs, A. 2011/2012. Past Disturbances of Graves. The Reopening of Graves for Grave-Robbery and Other Practices. The European Archaeologist, 36, 66-70.

Aspöck, E. (2011). “Past “disturbances” of graves as a source: taphonomy and interpretation of reopened early medieval inhumation graves at Brunn am Gebirge (Austria) and Winnall II (England).” Oxford Journal of Archaeology 30(3): 299–324.

van Haperen, M. (2010). “Rest in pieces: an interpretative model of early medieval ‘grave robbery’.” Medieval and modern matters 1: 1-35.

Zintl, S. (2010). “Rezension zu: Christoph Kümmel, Ur- und Frühgeschichtlicher Grabraub. Archäologische Interpretation und Kulturanthropologische Erklärung. Tübinger Schriften zur Ur- und Frühgeschichtlichen Archäologie 9 (Münster, München, Berlin 2009).” Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters 38: 225-232.

Klevnäs, A. M. (2007). “Robbing the dead at Gamla Uppsala, Sweden.” Archaeological Review from Cambridge 22(1): 24-42.

Aspöck, E. (2003). “Graböffnungen im Frühmittelalter und das Beispiel der langobardenzeitlichen Gräber von Brunn am Gebirge, Flur Wolfholz, Niederösterreich.” Archaeologia Austriaca 87: 225-265.

Edited volumes

Klevnäs A. (2016). Overkill. Reopening Graves to Maim the Dead in Anglo-Saxon England, in: L. Gardeła, K. Kajkowshi (eds.), Limbs, Bones, and Reopened Graves in Past Societies, International Interdisciplinary Meetings ‘Motifs through the Ages’ 2, 177-213.

Noterman A.A. (2016). Early Medieval Grave Robbery. The French Case, in: L. Gardeła, K. Kajkowshi (eds.), Limbs, Bones, and Reopened Graves in Past Societies, International Interdisciplinary Meetings ‘Motifs through the Ages’ 2, 149-174.

Van Haperen M.C. (2016). Merovingian Reopened Graves. A Scenario-based Approach to Interpretation, in: L. Gardeła, K. Kajkowshi (eds.), Limbs, Bones, and Reopened Graves in Past Societies, International Interdisciplinary Meetings ‘Motifs through the Ages’ 2, 123-147.

Aspöck, Edeltraud (2015), ‘Funerary and post-depositional body treatments at the middle Anglo-Saxon cemetery Winnall II: norm, variety and forms of deviance?’, in Zoë L. Devlin and Emma-Jayne Graham (eds.), Death embodied (Studies in Funerary Archaeology; Oxford: Oxbow Books), 86-108.

Klevnäs, A. (2015). “Give and take: grave-goods and grave robbery in the early middle ages“. In: Klevnäs, A. and Hedenstierna-Jonson, C. eds. Own and be owned: archaeological approaches to the concept of possession. Stockholm Studies in Archaeology 62 (157-188).

van Haperen, M. (2013). “The distributed dead: personhood from the perspective of reopened graves”. In: Ludowici, B. (ed.) Individual or Individuality? Approaches towards an Archaeology of Personhood in the First Millenium AD. Neue Studien zur Sachsenforschung Band 4: 89-94.

Zintl, S. (2012). “Frühmittelalterliche Grabräuber? Wiedergeöffnete Gräber der Merowingerzeit im Raum Regensburg.” In: Chytráček, M. / Gruber, H. / Michálek, J. / Sandner, R. / Schmotz, K. (eds.) Fines Transire. 21. Treffen der Archäologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ostbayern/West- und Südböhmen/Oberösterreich, 22.6. – 25.6. 2011 in Stříbro: 189-197.

Site publications

Theuws, F. and M. van Haperen (2012). The Merovingian cemetery of Bergeijk-Fazantlaan. Bonn, Habelt-Verlag.

Aspöck, E. and P. Stadler (2003). “Die langobardenzeitlichen Gräber von Brunn am Gebirge, Flur Wolfholz, Niederösterreich.” Archaeologia Austriaca 87: 169-224.

Unpublished theses and dissertations

Zintl, S. (2012). Frühmittelalterliche Grabräuber? Wiedergeöffnete Gräber der Merowingerzeit, Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde der Philosophischen Fakultät der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br.

Klevnäs, A. (2010). Whodunnit? Early medieval grave robbery in northern and western Europe. PhD, University of Cambridge.

Draper, A. M. [Klevnäs] (2004). Disturbing the dead: grave-robbing and body-snatching in Late Iron Age Scandinavia, MA dissertation, Uppsala University.

Aspöck, E. (2002). Graböffnungen im Frühmittelalter und das langobardenzeitlichen Gräberfeld von Brunn am Gebirge, Flur Wolfholz. Diplomarbeit zur Erlangung des Magistergrades der Philosophie aus der Studienrichtung Ur- und Frühgeschichte eingereicht an der Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien.