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The Archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon

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1: *The Archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon*

2: The Tools Of The Anglo-Saxons The Anglo-Saxon period caused a lot of difficulty for Archaeologist. Most of the tools used to build bridges such as hammers and wooden mallets, have all rotted away. The iron items like the nails in the picture has rusted into oblivion. Anglo-Saxons also used the animals around them to survive as well for Ex. in the middle picture there are bones and teeth from different animals.

3: Sutton-Hoo Redwald a Saxon who was a king of east Anglia in 616 AD, was so powerful in his lifetime that he had his ceremony in a ship nearly 90 feet in length. The ship was located on top of a 100 ft. high cliff above the Deben river. The ship had been dragged up from the river and set in a trench. Redwald was placed in a large coffin in the center of the ship and the trench was filled in and a large mound erected over the top. This is the largest Anglo-Saxon ship ever discovered.

4: The two coins to the left of the screen are copper styca coins from the Anglo-Saxon ruler of Northumbria, king Eanred. The coin to the right is a coin from the king Ethelred II who ruled england 1010 AD. after his half- brother Martyr had been murdered. Ethelred struggled against the Danes who had invaded england, in the end he succeeded with the help of his elder brother Alfred.

5: Gold: 11 pounds Silver: 5.5 pounds | Mr. Hebert, a 55 year old jobless man finds in Staffordshire the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon findings ever found. Using his metal detector like he has done for 8yrs. Mr. Hebert trips over something sticking out of the ground little does he know this something would make him a millionaire. At the end of the search the hoard ended up having 1,500 pieces to it.

6: Stone Henge Approximately 5,000 years ago a large earthwork made of stone was constructed. A bank-ditch arrangement called a henge,which gave Stone Henge its name. The ditch is said to be dug out with tools made from antlers of red deer, and possibly wood. The blue stones-About 2,000 BC., the first stone circle comprised of small blue stones this structure was set up but abandoned before completion. In the first circle of stones it is believed that the stones came from the Prescelly mountains, located 240 miles away at the tip of Wales.

7: The first pair of combs where found in 1991. The first comb has 3 tooth segments and two end segments fastened to two connecting-plates by iron rivets. It is made of antler and has designs on both sides. The second comb single sided and is much longer with slender connecting plates and end segments. This combs type is Scandinavion, even though its type is Scandinavion it came from england. This is called Anglo-Scandinavion style.

8: The remains of a viking hall were uncovered southwest of Lejre, Denmark in 1987-88 by Tom Christensen. The wood found at the foundation dated back to 880 AD. The hall was the new hall built over top of a old hall dating back to 680 AD. Both the two halls was built in the mid-6th century exactly the time period of Beowulf.

9: This Sutton-Hoo helmet is one of the world's main Anglo-Saxon artifacts that still remains the way it was when buried.

10: www.archeaologyexpert.co.uk/TheAngloSaxons. html. www.britainexpress.com/history/sutton-hoo.html www.nytimes.com/2009/09/25/world/europe/ 25treasure.html www.britannia.com/history/h7.html www.sheshen-eceni.co.uk/anglo_saxon.html www.hillside.co.uk/arch/longmarket/comb.html en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mead_hall

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