Anglo Saxon grave goods

As Roman influence was withdrawn from Britain in the early 5th Century, a new cultural influence began to appear, brought by continental migrants known as Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Franks. They settled in the good agricultural lands of Lincolnshire, and the main evidence we have for their lives comes from their burials.

Lincolnshire is home to a number of large cemeteries, such as those at Ruskington, Loveden Hill and South Elkington. Alongside the many hundreds of burials and cremations, archaeologists have excavated grave goods – items with personal and religious significance or reflecting the status of the dead person and their family.

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