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Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

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FC: Anglo-Saxon Archeology

1: Anglo-Saxon Archeology By: Britney Sutton

2: Sutton Hoo had been discovered in 1939 on an Anglo-Saxon burial ship in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Though it wasn't the only thing that had been discovered on the burial ship, other artifacts such as golden weapons, armor, ornaments, tableware and silver had also been discovered aboard the ship. The ship that Sutton Hoo had been discovered on is easily the largest Anglo-Saxon ship ever discovered.

3: Artifacts such as these could be similar to the artifacts that may have been found on the burial ship discovered in 1939.

4: Anglo-Saxon crosses were often made of melted down gold coins and made them into crosses, though pagans were believed to bend the crosses to show their disapproval of the Christian influence on the Anglo-Saxon culture.

5: Stonehenge is thought to have originated during the Anglo-Saxon time period, and the name Stonehenge literally means "Hanging Stone", Stonehenge could have been used for pagan practices during the Anglo-Saxon time period.

6: The majority of Anglo-Saxon buildings usually two to one stories, and they were mainly made out of timber, though only if there was a good supply of timber. If there was a short supply of timber they had usually used stacked turf or cob. The Anglo-Saxons had sometimes used moss and ferns for insulation. The building shown above is a reconstructed mead hall that the Anglo-Saxons had frequently used as a place of celebration. This particular mead hall is called Frykat in Hobro, Denmark.

7: This is an illustrated scene of what a mead hall may have looked like on the inside.

8: The tower of All Saints Church in Earls Barton Northamptonshire dates back to 970 is believed to be a site of a Saxon burh. An Anglo-Saxon burh is a fortified camp built to defend against the Vikings attacking England.

9: This is another example of an Anglo Saxon Burh in Northumbria of Saint Andrew in Bywell, it dates back as far as 850.

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