Distribution patterns of early Anglo-Saxon wrist-clasps

Suggested period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

The distribution of early Anglo-Saxon wrist-clasps within the county of Suffolk shows a very strong boundary within the county, with hardly any found south of the modern A14. There are several questions that can be asked of this pattern. Does it represent a division between the ‘Anglian’ north and the ‘Saxon’ south? Can it be related to the Iron Age tribal background? What happens to the boundary in the neighbouring counties of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire? Are the most southerly wrist-clasps of the same types as those in the heartland of the distributions?

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Created by: Helen Geake
Created: 10 years ago
Updated by: Helen Geake
Updated: 10 years ago

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