1st Edition

Anglo-Saxon Graves and Grave Goods of the 6th and 7th Centuries AD
A Chronological Framework

ISBN 9781909662063
Published July 30, 2013 by Routledge
616 Pages

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Book Description

The Early Anglo-Saxon Period is characterized archaeologically by the regular deposition of artefacts in human graves in England. The scope for dating these objects and graves has long been studied, but it has typically proved easier to identify and enumerate the chronological problems of the material than to solve them. Studying the evidence anew using a co-ordinated suite of dating techniques, both traditional and new, Anglo-Saxon Graves and Grave Goods of the 6th and 7th Centuries AD seeks to address many of these issues.

Table of Contents

1. The Archaelogical Study of Anglo Saxon Cemeteries.  2. Dating Methods and their Modelling.  3. The Project.  4. The Human Skeletons.  5. Typology.  6. Interpretative Chronologies for the Male Graves.  7. Interpretative Chronologies for the Female Graves.  8. Integrations and Comparisons.  9. Numismatics and the Chronological Models.  10. The Results and their Implications.

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Alex Bayliss is a British archaeologist, Head of Scientific Dating at Historic England, and a part-time Professor of Archaeological Science at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

John Hines is Professor of Archaeology at School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University.