I’ve finished my first week of excavation at the Lyminge Archaeology Project! http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/lyminge/ The site is a royal Anglo-Saxon palace complex with at least five great halls. It was built next to a bronze age barrow (burial mound). We’re excavating the largest of the great halls and the barrow this season. I’ve been working on […]
I briefly visited the Grosvenor Museum in Chester today to look at a spearhead, and they had an exhibit on a battlefield graveyard from the 7th century. I took a few photos of the exhibit, the bodies, and the terrible ways the people who didn’t have helmets died.
On June 5, World Museum Liverpool wrote: Our Anglo-Saxon collection attracts researchers from far and wide, most recently Andrew Welton, a doctoral student at the University of Florida, who is studying spearheads from this period. As Andrew has been showing us, there’s more to Anglo-Saxon spearheads than meet the eye. Careful examination shows that some […]