Burial of the Anglo-Saxon World
Olivia Gonzalez, Bryan Moreno, Hana Al-kobri
Preparing the Dead for Burial
Four Types of Burial
1.) Final Phase Burial
The bodies were placed facing east to west and inhumation was the process by which they were buried.
2.) Princely Burial
These were usually buried under mounds and the bodies were either cremated or buried by inhumation. They were thought to defy Christianity because cremation was not accepted anymore.
3.) Unfurnished Burials
This way of burial was influenced by Christian beliefs and they faced east to west and were very hard to date.
4.) Deviant Burials
These were known as "execution" or "battlefield" burials because they were not defined and the corpses were usually buried in masses.