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Anglo-Saxon remains found during Rushton excavation work
| 17 January 2014
Posted on 02/08/2014 1:18:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv
The remains of four Anglo-Saxon adults have been found in shallow graves during excavation work at a river in Northamptonshire.
The graves, 12in (30cm) below ground level, were found during the work to create a new backwater at the River Ise at Rushton near Kettering.
A 6th Century bowl was also found in the graves...
"The 6th Century date... suggests we're looking at settlers - people who have come here to establish a small farmstead on very good agricultural land," he said.
"They would have been subsisting at a small agricultural level."
Mr Brown said there were no plans for any further excavations at the site unless it came under threat of development.
"The best preservation is not to dig at all unless the environment changes," he said...
It took only took 24 hours to assess the find before the decision was taken by archaeologists to recover the graves, with soil to twice the original depth in order to protect them.
"The graves have certainly generated a lot of interest in the project," he said.
The graves were discovered in November, but the find has been kept quiet to keep the site safe from treasure hunters.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: britain; godsgravesglyphs; kettering; middleages; northamptonshire; riverise; rushton; unitedkingdom
Surface of grave, with pottery, skull and finger bone
posted on 02/08/2014 1:18:31 PM PST
- The term Anglo-Saxon refers to settlers from the German regions of Angeln and Saxony, who made their way over to Britain after the fall of the Roman Empire around AD 410
- The Anglo-Saxon period lasted for 600 years, from 410 to 1066
- The early settlers kept to small tribal groups, forming kingdoms and sub-kingdoms
posted on 02/08/2014 1:21:02 PM PST
To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
posted on 02/08/2014 1:21:28 PM PST
I can understand the six guys chasing the buxom lass on the far right but where did the middle guy get that Nepalese kukri?
posted on 02/08/2014 2:24:58 PM PST
("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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