Votive deposition, religion and the Anglo-Saxon furnished burial ritual

  title={Votive deposition, religion and the Anglo-Saxon furnished burial ritual},
  author={Sally Anne Crawford},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={102 - 87}
  • S. Crawford
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • History
  • World Archaeology
Anglo-Saxon archaeology can offer very few examples of deliberate, irretrievable deposition outside the mortuary arena, unlike the British and Continental archaeological evidence for the Roman and Iron Ages. With the exception of the furnished cemetery sites, Anglo-Saxon archaeology is notably short of ‘ritual’ deposits or structures until the arrival of Christianity, and we are equally short of ritual centres or sites expressing communal effort. It may be that any belief systems supported by… 
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