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FC: Anglo Saxon Archeology

1: Anglo Saxons lived in the area we know today as "England". They ruled this area until the medieval times, until the Normans conquered the land, thus ending the Anglo Saxon rule.

2: Many of the castles used during Anglo Saxon time were used for protection and less for residence. Castles of that time were usually made of wood. The castles usually had one or more towers.

3: Anglo Saxon language was known as "Old English." It was the dominant language even after the conquering of the Normans in 1066, but after many years the language had evolved in to "Middle English." This evolved language lasted for 350 years.

4: The Anglo Saxon people were divided into three main tribes:the Angles, Saxons and jutes. The Angles migrated from the peninsula of Agelin which is known today as Germany, crossing the English channel,and settled into the Northern provinces such as East Anglia,Mercia,and Northumbria. The Saxons migrated from the old Saxony, and settled in such as Essex, Sussex,and Wessex. The Jutes settled in farming areas such as Kent and Hampshire.

5: One of the biggest finds in Anglo Saxon history was the discovery of the tomb of Sutton Hoo. Discovered in 1939, the find gave the world a glimpse into Anglo Saxon life. | Sutton Hoo was an estate near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, that is the site of an early grave of an Anglo-Saxon king. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, "The burial, one of the richest Germanic burials found in Europe, contained a ship fully equipped for the afterlife (but with no body) and threw light on the wealth and contacts of early Anglo-Saxon kings.

6: Many of the items found at the site were swords, spears,and other weaponry. Silver spoons,bowls, and gold cups were found there also. One of the biggest items was a buried ship.

7: In 2000, a new grave field was discovered. Among this discovery was a cremation mound, a decorated gold vessel, and a warrior with a spear in his side and a shield with him.

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