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1 By Angie Natiana Casey

2 Burial Techniques before Christianity Cremation Inhumation burials: complete body burial Wealth determined what was in the grave Anglo-Saxon Urn

3 One of the most important aspects if the Anglo Saxon culture is there architecture. At first there architecture was quite simple, over time it got more elaborate. The architecture in England was very important in history; the Anglo Saxons played an important role in its makings. Most structures were made of things such as thatch and timber. Archaeological evidence displays that the Anglo-Saxons didn’t like the architectural style by the Romans, and they chose to build their own cities instead. There’s some structures that are still up today, and most of them are churches. Architecture

4 Burial techniques after Christianity Final phase burial: fewer grave goods, bodies positioned East-West Princely burials: located under mounds, containing inhumation or cremation Deviant (execution or battlefield) burials: little or no grave goods, often buried in mass graves

5 Religion At first Anglo Saxons were Germanic pagans. This religious view is connected to the Norse mythology, also as other pre-Christian religions. The Romans were truly responsible for replacing the religion of the Saxons in the 9th century Much of the traditional religion of the Anglo- Saxons was lost over the years, today we only have knowledge of it because customs and some documents that have made it through time to today

6 Weapons Spear: 7’ long ash shaft and iron head Shield: made of wood, covered in leather Swords: 30” long, made of iron with steel edges Helmet

7 Clothing Men: robe gathered at the waist, soft shoes Women: long robe/dress extending to their feet Amulets of stone were worn for good luck

8 Leisure Riddles Horse racing Hunting Juggling dic e Ches s Harp Playing

9 Sources glo_saxons/ glo_saxons/ Saxon/A-S-Life&Culture/Index.html Saxon/A-S-Life&Culture/Index.html th_and_burial_in_the_anglo.htm th_and_burial_in_the_anglo.htm m/english-social-history/anglo-saxon- england-449-ad-to-1066-ad m/english-social-history/anglo-saxon- england-449-ad-to-1066-ad nglo-saxon_life.htm nglo-saxon_life.htm ancestry.co.uk/history/saxons/literature/ ancestry.co.uk/history/saxons/literature/


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