A study released last week shows that up to 40 per cent of our DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations here in 450-600AD. The project is particularly interesting because it would seem that our genetic make-up bares out those old traditions and clichés about how we relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take for example the bitter wars fought over whether you put jam or cream on a scone first...

Ancient boundaries are the strongest

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage . shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in The project, carried out by

KS2 History Timelines- Anglo Saxons Timeline Posters

History Timelines- Anglo Saxons Timeline Posters" Read up on some basic information regarding the different centuries of Anglo-Saxon culture. It helps with maintaining realism when in character.

Three Anglo-Saxon pendants and brooch, gold & garnet inlay, early 7th century

Bizzare because somehow they look new:/ Three Anglo-Saxon pendants, gold & garnet inlay, early century

Comparison of Old English and modern English, with the introduction of Beowulf. The full site is an encyclopedia of languages with information on history of languages, etc.

“Old English / Anglo-Saxon was first written with a version of the Runic alphabet known as Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Frisian runes, or futhorc/fuþorc. This alphabet was an extended version of Elder Futhark.

Typical Anglo-Saxon Burh, a type of fortification that developed to protect towns from other Germanic invaders such as vikings.

Typical Anglo-Saxon Burh, a type of fortification that developed to protect towns from other Germanic invaders such as vikings.

Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo:  Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London.  by Malcolm Bott

Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo: Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two and early cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical a

Reconstruction of the ways of wearing the Anglo-Saxon peplos based on archeological evidence and Continental sources. "Cloth and Clothing in early Anglo-Saxon England", Penelope Walton Rogers.

Reconstruction of the ways of wearing the Anglo-Saxon peplos based on archeological evidence and Continental sources. "Cloth and Clothing in early Anglo-Saxon England", Penelope Walton Rogers.

Anglo-saxon- nice embroidery around the neck and cuffs.  Seems like they didn't worry so much about tight-fitting sleeves, I guess because they had better weather than the poor norse folk.

Woman's Anglo Saxon dress (from the origional website:) This dress is entirely hand sewn.

Anglo-Saxon Gold Beast Pendant, 9th Century AD. A triangular gold pendant with slightly convex edges and integral cast loop; the outer edges notched; the central keyed field with reserved beast in Trewhiddle Style with returned twisted tail; trefoil motifs above the head and the four-toed foot, the foreleg folded beneath the chest. http://archaicwonder.tumblr.com/post/126376405660/anglo-saxon-gold-beast-pendant-9th-century-ad-a

Anglo-Saxon Gold Beast Pendant, Century ADA triangular gold pendant with slightly convex edges and integral cast loop; the outer edges notched; the central keyed field with reserved beast in Trewhiddle Style with returned twisted tail;

Kingston Down brooch, Anglo-Saxon, early seventh-century. The ‘step’ pattern recalls the centre of the St Mark carpet page in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Kingston Down belt brooch, Anglo-Saxon, early seventh-century. The ‘step’ pattern recalls the centre of the St Mark carpet page in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Anglo-Saxon Filigree Seahorse from the Staffordshire Hoard, c. 7th-8th Century at Ancient & Medieval History

Anglo-Saxon Filigree Seahorse from the Staffordshire Hoard, c. Century Many of the pieces in the Staffordshire Hoard are decorated using filigree, a technique which creates patterns by soldering lengths of twisted wire to a base plate.

Reconstructions of various items of Anglo-Saxon and Viking bonework. Buckles, strap-ends, combs, cloak pins, needles and needle case

I love the idea that the Vikings were 'clean to the point of being neat-freaks'. Reconstructions of Anglo-Saxon and Viking bonework. Buckles, strap-ends, combs, cloak pins, needles and needle case.

Anglo-Saxon Woman, Dover Museum

Anglo-Saxon Woman, Dover Museum - Women in Anglo-Saxon England were near equal companions to the males in their lives, such as husbands and brothers, much more than in any other era before modern time

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