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Tools & technology in Anglo-Saxon England

Early Anglo-Saxon buildings were usually built from timber with thatch for roofing. The Anglo-Saxons built small towns near the land they farmed. At the centre of each town was a main hall surrounded by the huts of the townspeople. Later they built using stone and brick, and sometimes re-used materials from Roman buildings.

The Anglo-Saxons were highly skilled craft workers who produced beautiful jewellery such as necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings using precious metals and enamel. They didn't have buttons and zips, so brooches were very useful for holding clothes in place.

A map of Anglo-Saxon England