Anglo-Saxon Oakington: Life and death in the East Anglian Fens

@inproceedings{Sayer2011AngloSaxonOL,
  title={Anglo-Saxon Oakington: Life and death in the East Anglian Fens},
  author={Duncan Sayer and Richard Eric Mortimer and Faye Simpson},
  year={2011}
}
In 1926 four early Anglo-Saxon burials, one equipped with a spear, knife and shield boss, were discovered in an Oakington vil-lage field, in Cambridgeshire. Described as ‘[south] of the church', the land had just been bought by Alan Bloom for his nursery garden. His interest piqued, Alan dug dozens more holes, only abandoning the hunt for further bodies when he hit undisturbed sub-soil. Yet there were more to find. Construction of a children's playground in the 1990s brought 26 burials to light… CONTINUE READING