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Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

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1: Anglo-Saxon Archeology Matt Conner

2: Due to the weather of the area settled by the Anglo-Saxons, and the supplies with which they built their communities, archaeologists have struggled to find actual Anglo-Saxon remains. | Where is the buried treasure?

3: Anglo-Saxon buildings were usually made of local renewable resources such as timber, young tree canes, grasses and mud. Their village structures comprised of a central communal "Mead" hall surrounded by other forms of buildings.

4: The main area scientists have found helpful for uprooting objects to gain insight on Anglo-Saxon history is burial sights. | Archaeologists working on a grave sight.

5: One of the most famous excavated burial sites archaeologists have discovered is the King Sutton Hoo site. The Anglo-Saxon king was buried with his ship and many of his possessions, including helmets, jewelry, and weapons. The burying of kings with their possessions was a Heathen tradition.

6: Recent Anglo-Saxon Findings | A series of remarkable finds from the only known Anglo Saxon royal burial site North of England were revealed on Tuesday, November 20, 2009. | *gold jewelery, weapons, and clothing items *dig began in 2005

7: On September 24, 2009 a man named Terry Herbert found more than 1500 pieces of treasure made up of 5kg of gold and about 2.5kg of silver in a field near his house. | It is not yet estimated how much Mr. Herbert's collection is worth but scientists have concluded that it is in fact the largest Anglo-Saxon find in history.

8: What can the Anglo-Saxon archeology findings tell us about their society? Archaeologists have estimated population at this time by basing their conclusions on the land usage for both agriculture and housing settlements. They have estimated that Britain may have had a population during the early Anglo-Saxon period of about two million.

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