Eleanor Deyeson's Workshop

I never met an artefact I didn't like.

6th Century


Power struggles and change across Europe as the rest of the continent responds to  the fall of the might of the Western Roman Empire.

  • Byzantine Silk tunic of memories (5/11/2018) - Once upon a time, I met a lady on the internet. She knew other ladies, some in person, but another from the internet. And we all came together to participate as a team for the Middle Kingdom’s annual Golden Seamstress event. (Yes, I drove all the way to Detroit to sew with people I’d never […]
  • East Anglian 580-650 style – the beginning (12/4/2017) - Sutton Hoo, in the kingdom of East Anglia, is a very famous Anglo-Saxon ship burial – with such rich items included that it is clear this was someone very high ranked. For the SCA, this would be perfect for a sitting royal, or count or duke. But what if you wanted to be the next rank or two […]
  • Typologies in the study of Anglo-Saxon Artefacts – Part 2 (10/31/2016) - Lots of links and citations for Anglo-Saxon Catalogues, Typologies, and Chronologies.
  • Typologies in the study of Anglo-Saxon Artefacts – Part 1 (10/30/2016) - Before you can understand the artefact reports, you need to understand typologies.
  • Finglesham, Northbourne, Kent (10/26/2016) - In the late 1920s, digging at a chalk pit near Finglesham exposed some old bones. Kent Archaeological Society excavations in 1928-1929 by William Stebbing and William Whiting exposed about 30 graves, well furnished, with some continental grave goods. Their finds were published as ‘Jutish Cemetery near Finglesham, Kent’ in Vol. 41 of Archaeologia Cantiana. As […]
  • Anglo-Saxon Finglesham Bibliography – Annotated (10/26/2016) - Annotated bibliography of resources for Anglo-Saxon studies, including links to WorldCat, purchase options, and any downloadable resources. Expect regular updates.
  • Anglo-Saxon Finglesham Artefacts (10/26/2016) - Images of various Anglo-Saxon artefacts from Finglesham, Northborne, Kent.
  • Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale (10/19/2016) - Kentish Anglo-Saxon Graves and Grave Goods in the Sonia Hawkes Archive This resource includes many of the graves discovered by antiquarians and archaeologists in the 18th & 19th Centuries, but described and analyzed with modern expectations. The archive also includes the older notes and sketches, as well as fresh photos and drawings. You WILL have […]
  • Anglo-Saxon Dot34 Beads (10/12/2016) - Analysis of one particular type of Anglo-Saxon Bead.
  • Anglo-Saxon Cylindrical Pentagonal Beads (4/17/2010) - My attempts in 2010 to make 6th C Anglo-Saxon Cylindrical Pentagonal Beads. Some good, more ok, some ugly.
  • Books and more books (5/11/2009) - Finally ordered some of the cemetery books I’ve wanted for over a year, Finglesham primarily, but also got Mill Hill, Deal, both of which are in eastern Kent.  A book on Anglo-Saxon Smiths & Myths for Gerald, and a cheap book on Roman dress accessories.  The most expensive, and the one I don’t really NEED […]
  • 6th C Ostrogothic Scroll (6/14/2007) - 6th C Ostrogothic Scroll based on the Codex Argenteus, with the text inspired by the Edictum Theodorici.

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