An Archaeology of the Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms is a volume which offers an unparalleled view of the archaeological remains of the period. Using the development of the kingdoms as a framework, this study closely examines the wealth of material evidence and analyzes its significance to our understanding of the society that created it. From our understanding of the migrations of the Germanic peoples into the British Isles, the subsequent patterns of settlement, land-use, trade, through to social hierarchy and cultural identity within the kingdoms, this fully revised edition illuminates one of the most obscure and misunderstood periods in European history.

chapter 1|18 pages

A history of early Anglo-Saxon archaeology

chapter 2|14 pages

Migration theory

chapter 3|34 pages

Farm and field

chapter 4|34 pages

Elusive craftspeople

chapter 5|46 pages


chapter 6|26 pages

The topography of belief

chapter 7|34 pages

Mighty kinfolk

chapter 8|20 pages