A glass counter decorated with twisted strands.
|British archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon island, located in the village of Little Carlton, near Louth, Lincolnshire.|
Once home to a Middle Saxon settlement, many intriguing items emerged from the field. The items include another 20 styli, about 300 dress pins, a huge number of “sceattas” – coins from the 7th-8th centuries – and a small lead tablet bearing the female Anglo-Saxon name, Cudberg.
|It is thought the settlement might have been an island monastery or a trading center. Using geophysical and magnetometry surveys along with 3D modelling, the researchers digitally restored the water level of the island to its higher medieval state.|
It was connected to the outside world through waterways.
|The presence of coins from various parts of mainland Europe offered evidence of commerce with Germany, Scandinavia and the Low Countries.|
Loom weights unearthed by archaeologists indicated that the Anglo-Saxons may have exported woven textiles while importing pottery and wine.