FC: Anglo-Saxon Archeology
1: Anglo-Saxon Huts Britain was covered with dense forests, so the Saxons had plenty of wood to use. Anglo-Saxons made huts that consisted of mainly wood. | There was only one room in the huts. This was where everybody cooked, ate, and slept. The houses were also built facing the sun to get as much light and heat as possible.
2: Anglo-Saxon Villages Anglo-Saxon villages were very small, and built near natural resources. the village was protected by a high fence to keep the herds safe at night from enemies and the wild animals. The Saxons grew crops and kept livestock. They also made household good and farm equipment.
3: Anglo-Saxon Execution Stonehenge was used as a public execution ground by the Saxons. Archaeological and historic evidence shows most criminals were hanged or beheaded. Radio carbon dating on a victim from the prehistoric Stonehenge shows that the execution took place in the 7th or 8th century.
4: Anglo-Saxon Artifacts The agricultural lifestyle of the Saxons Causes difficulty for Archaeologist. The weather in Britain is unlikely to preserve artifacts. Timber used in the buildings or for tools and bridges has rotted away. iron such as nails, farming tools, and weapons have rusted into particles.
5: Sutton Hoo Excavation The Sutton Hoo burial's was first excavated in 1939. The first discovery was a ship. The timber had decayed, the iron rivets used to hold it together remained in the sand. The ship was the resting place for Raedwald a 7th century king. In the ship was the famous "Sutton Hoo helmet" as well as other gold and weapons.
6: Anglo-Saxon Treasure The discovery of Anglo-Saxon treasure was described as one of the most important in British archaeological history. The items included gold weighting 11 pounds and five and a half pounds of silver. Archaeologists estimate the value of the treasure at about 1.6 million dollars. Experts say that the area has no trace of a grave, a building or anything else that suggested a careful plan to bury the items for later recovery.