Burial in later Anglo-Saxon England c. 650-1100 AD by Jo Buckberry, Annia Cherryson

By Jo Buckberry, Annia Cherryson

Routinely the examine of early medieval burial practices in England has all in favour of the offered burials of the early Anglo-Saxon interval with these of the later centuries perceived as uniform and hence boring. the decade has obvious the e-book of many vital cemeteries and artificial works demonstrating that this sort of simplistic view of later Anglo-Saxon burial is not any longer tenable. the truth is very extra advanced, with social and political views influencing either the site and mode of burial during this interval. This edited quantity is the 1st that brings jointly papers via best researchers within the box and illustrates the range of ways getting used to review the burials of this era. The overarching topic of the ebook is differential remedy in demise, that is tested on the site-specific, cost, local and nationwide point. extra in particular, the symbolism of conversion-period grave solid deposition, the influence of the church, and facets of identification, burial variety and biocultural techniques to cemetery research are mentioned

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