Drawings of Anglo-Saxons


Drawings of objects

Child Grave from Brighthampton, Oxfordshire

These objects were found in a child's grave in the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Brighthampton in Oxfordshire (grave no 25).

Objects from grave 31 Brighthampton Click to see knife Click to see brooch Click to see bracelet

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What are all these objects?

What do these objects tell us about this Anglo-Saxon child?

Anglo-Saxon children were not always buried with any objects. Sometimes boys were buried with weapons and girls with brooches, just like the adults. Children usually had less objects buried with them but most often were buried with a knife. The age of a child and the status of his/her family may have influenced what objects were buried with them.

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