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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?
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.