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A skeleton discovered at the Anglo-Saxon cemetery near Morden Road

A skeleton discovered at the Anglo-Saxon cemetery near Morden Road

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
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Notes / History This skeleton was unearthed from the Anglo-Saxon burial site close to Morden Road.

Initial excavation of the site took place between 1888 and the 1920’s and it was the largest Anglo-Saxon burial ground to be found in the south east.
230 burials were unearthed, although double that number may actually have have been buried in the cemetery. The grave goods discovered date from 450 to 600 AD.

A later dig carried out by Museum of London archaeologists during the 1980s unearthed a large assortment of human remains, weaponry, jewellery and domestic goods, examples of which are now displayed at the museum.

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