The Origins of Mid-Saxon Southampton

The Origins of Mid-Saxon Southampton

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The known settlement area has been increased to c 50 hectares, a mixed rite cemetery was uncovered dating to the 7th century. In the later 7th century further burials were made, a high proportion of which were accompanied by complex assemblages of weaponry. This report publishes the results of the excavations, undertaken within mid-Saxon Hamwic.... bed-burial at Swallowcliffe Down, Wiltshire (Crowfoot 1989), but the Stadium site group seems to be the first collection ... Textile types Textile remains were identified on ten iron objects, including weapons, knives, and buckles and on one ... The textiles have all the technical features that are typical of the Anglo-Saxon period from the 5th to the 10th century (Table 8). ... of a spearhead (480) in grave 5428 has been made from a thicker, more sturdy fibre, either hemp or low-grade flax.

Title:The Origins of Mid-Saxon Southampton
Author: Roland J. C. Smith, Phil Andrews, Nick Stoodley
Publisher:Trust for Wessex Archaeology Limited - 2005

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