The excavation known as The Meads, Sittingbourne took place in 2008, before construction of houses, shops and a pub at the site, where 227 inhumation graves were discovered and excavated.
Although the bones were in a poor state, archaeologists also found over 2,500 artefacts, including weapons, dress accessories, knives and pottery, recovered.
These enabled archaeologists to date the cemetery overall to the Anglo-Saxon period and specifically from around the middle of the 6th century AD through to the end of the 7th.
This resource lets children look at images from the excavation and use enquiry skills to answer questions to learn more about Anglo-Saxon burial rituals.
Download includes pupil worksheets and teacher’s notes.
Canterbury Archaeological Trust was formed in 1976 to undertake excavations, research, publication and the presentation of the results of its work to the public. Download more of its resources here or on its website at canterburytrust.co.uk.
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