Wulfhere’s People

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Wulfhere’s People

The excavation of a mid-Saxon cemetery at Wolverton, Milton Keynes


Published by Bucks Archaeological Society in 2018 with support from Milton Keynes Council

Wolverton’s Anglo-Saxon cemetery was the largest yet discovered in Buckinghamshire: 83 people, male and female of all ages ranging from infancy to ‘middle age’ (because few Saxons lived past 50). Village people who worked on the land: their most common ailment was osteoarthritis, resulting from hard physical labour.

They most likely lived in the nearby settlement known in Saxon as ‘Wulfheres Tun’, from which the modern name of Wolverton is derived. This excavation report provides insights into their lives.

144 pages – A4 large-format paperback – fully illustrated with maps, plans, drawings and colour photographs.

£18.00 plus £2 post and packaging.

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