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82 pages

56 illustrations (27 plates in colour)

Published Jan 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789691191

Digital: 9781789691207

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Anglo-Saxon; Pioneer Burial; Wollaston Quarry; Wellingborough; Burial; Saxon; Barrow; River Nene; helmet

The Pioneer Burial: A high-status Anglian warrior burial from Wollaston Northamptonshire

By Ian Meadows

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Excavations at Wollaston Quarry, near Wellingborough, uncovered a single late 7th century grave, the Pioneer burial. The burial contained artefacts indicative of very high status, with the early to middle Saxon helmet being at the time only the fourth to have been recovered from a burial in England.



Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Excavation; Chapter 3 Artefacts; Chapter 4 Human remains; Chapter 5 Discussion by Rob Atkins and Ian Meadows; Bibliography