Images of Anglo-Saxon Sunken Hut

Title

Images of Anglo-Saxon Sunken Hut

Subject

Archaeology

Description

Reconstruction of a Anglo-Saxon sunken hut at Bede's World, nr Jarrow. These were typical of the Germanic timber-constructed buildings, also known as Grubenhäuser. Usually a rectangular pit up to 1m deep, 3x4m in dimension inside, with a posthole near the centre at each end. The pit may have been covered with planks to provide a floor.

Creator

Stuart Lee

Files

Image of sunken hut
Image of sunken hut

Citation

Stuart Lee, “Images of Anglo-Saxon Sunken Hut,” Woruldhord, accessed April 15, 2021, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/103.

Geolocation