What this skeleton told us: Evidence
A 5 to 6 year old child with milk and adult teeth. Plaque is present on the milk teeth.
Interpretation of the evidence
Child mortality was likely high in Anglo-Saxon Britain. This child probably died from a communicable disease (infection), but had they survived into adulthood, they would have probably developed more of the dental problems that so many of these skeletons display.
Breach of the peace. Frið; peace or sanctuary. Related ġe-friðeð; makes peace with or guards.