West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Celebrations

Reconstructed village
© David Gill, 2013

West Stow Anglo-Saxon village is celebrating its 40th anniversary [BBC News]. The first reconstructions were started in 1973. 

Alan Baxter, heritage manager at West Stow, said: “It’s a 40-year commitment to a most unusual archaeological experiment – there is no other Anglo-Saxon village reconstructed on its original site and these are the roots of our nationhood here.

The site brings together archaeology, as well as experimentation to understand how the buildings worked.

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