A talk by Alison Dickens, Manager of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit.
In the mid 7th century AD two rare burial practices briefly emerged in the upper reaches of Saxon society - interment (most commonly of women) laid on a wooden bed; and the incorporation of richly adorned explicitly Christian symbols on the buried body. In at least two instances both occurred in the same burial.
The lecture will look at recently excavated examples of both and consider the wider context of the expression of changing beliefs in Anglo-Saxon society.
Find out more about the archaeology dig in the Precincts, and the other two talks in this series.
Admission to the talk is £5 per person (£3 concessions). Book online here, or pay on the door (cash or cheque please).
The talk, with questions, will last around 60 minutes.
This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.