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Scott Roush
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Anglo-Saxon grave site resource?         Reply with quote

And I have another question for the day: I'm interested in taking on a specific grave or other archaeological site associated with the Anglo-Saxons for the purposes of re-enactment as well as a long term project related to my bladesmithing interest. Can anybody recommend a sort of 'clearing house' that summarizes the finds of the various sites? My goal is to find a well documented site that I can use to put together a fairly comprehensive kit for an Anglo-Saxon man of middling class and contains as many personal items as possible.. and hopefully weapons as well. I realize I may be asking for something that doesn't exist and I will likely have to piece together many things. I just like the idea of creating a kit that is as cohesive as possible and would be challenging yet within my skill sets to reproduce. I'm not up for the Sutton Hoo for example. :-)

Any suggestions??

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun, 2016 8:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archsearch/basic.jsf

You might be able to use this as a starting point. I dont know if they go too far in depth for that actual grade goods, but this could help you start searching individual grave sites.
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Scott Roush
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun, 2016 8:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ryan Hobbs wrote:
http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archsearch/basic.jsf

You might be able to use this as a starting point. I dont know if they go too far in depth for that actual grade goods, but this could help you start searching individual grave sites.


Thank you... will check this out. I've been given some very good information on the Anglo-Saxon clothing group on Facebook that will give me lots to think about as well.

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun, 2016 5:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool! I hope it goes well! Dark Age Britain is one of my favorite subjects, especially when it comes to weapons, gear, and clothing. After seeing your work on your website I can't wait to see what you crank out! Good luck!
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jul, 2016 7:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This database (one of the many resources buried deep in the ADS) may be helpful: http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/...n_eh_2013/ . It was developed for a chronological study, and as such has a reasonably representative selection of graves, weighted toward graves with a greater number of objects. No images, but it might help you develop a list of sites to look at more closely if the assemblages interest you.

Kent has many of the better furnished graves, and many of the kent finds are summarized in this database (again, no images): http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/...ahrc_2008/ . More specifically, there are some interesting grave assemblages at Dover Buckland, half of which is now free (and legal) to download: http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS...33_all.pdf

For individual site reports, many are now available free online. East Anglian Archaeology, for instance, has volumes 1-100 for free download here: http://eaareports.org.uk/publications/ . You can filter for Anglo-Saxon, and I would especially recommend looking at Snape, Bergh Apton, Morning Thorpe, Westgarth Gardens, and Spong Hill. And I would be happy to forward you scans of other sites if you need to look at something specific and don't have access.
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jul, 2016 1:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Saxon warrior from Laverstock may be a nice example to look into:

http://www.salisburymuseum.org.uk/collections...on-warrior

Petr Florianek already made a great reproduction of the sax:

http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=18574

Some more pics & info:

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/t31.0-8/1268372_10151582018545706_1704201100_o.jpg

http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?sho...mp;page=2#

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Scott Roush
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jul, 2016 3:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you guys.... Great resources. Although... I've since changed direction and am now pursuing the Kaupang 'triple boat burial'.
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