Prittlewell burial

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Prittlewell burial

Postby Simon21 » Fri May 10, 2019 5:36 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-48203883

Another weird combination of the pagan and the christian - as seen at Sutton Hoo.

No survival of romanitas at all.
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Re: Prittlewell burial

Postby kbs2244 » Fri May 10, 2019 1:28 pm

"There's a lot of debate about whether he was a fully-fledged hairy beast Saxon warrior, or younger."

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Re: Prittlewell burial

Postby circumspice » Sat May 11, 2019 12:04 am

kbs2244 wrote:"There's a lot of debate about whether he was a fully-fledged hairy beast Saxon warrior, or younger."

????



*rolls eyes*

Due to the nature of the soil in that location (acidic) there were no remains, other than some tooth enamel, with which to determine gender & age at the time of the burial. The archeologists can infer gender by the types of grave goods found in the grave. There were no physical remains left to determine any other info about the person buried there though.

The phrase that has you scratching your hat rack head is merely some journalistic playfulness. Stop trying to split hairs where it's not needed.
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Re: Prittlewell burial

Postby Simon21 » Sat May 11, 2019 12:54 pm

kbs2244 wrote:"There's a lot of debate about whether he was a fully-fledged hairy beast Saxon warrior, or younger."

????


The bet seems to be that he might have been Saebert King of Essex.

Interestingly his tomb was repaired sometime.

The combination of christian and pagan items is the facinating thing as it implies (as in Sutton Hoo) that the conversion was a lot more messy than Bede states. Given we are not looking at survivals of native christainity.
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