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The Reuse of Antiques in Anglo-Saxon England
Stephen Sherlock

  • Saturday 11 June 2016, 2.30PM to 3:20pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • St Helen's Church, St Helen's Square (map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Between 2005 and 2007, a large Anglo-Saxon cemetery was excavated at Street House, near Loftus in Cleveland. The site is significant because it hosts a range of monuments dating from 3000 BC to AD 650.

Archaeologist Stephen Sherlock discusses the significance of reused artefacts, mainly jewellery, found at the conversion period Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Some of these objects date back to prehistoric and Romano-British times, so were already antiques by the time they were buried around AD 650. Why were 250-year-old objects buried at Street House?

About the speaker

Dr Stephen Sherlock has been a professional archaeologist working in Yorkshire for the last 35 years. The focus of much of his research has been centred upon the Iron Age to Saxon periods.

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