Monday, September 27, 2010
Animal Burial in Iron Age Britain
Ancient Europeans had very literal ideas about how to make offerings to their Gods. Offerings to the Gods above were burned, so their smoke rose up to the heavens. Offerings to the Gods below were buried, or thrown down wells. Recent excavations in the London suburbs have uncovered a farm established around AD 1 and occupied for a century or so. Besides the usual round houses and storage pits, they found several animal burials that appear to be sacrifices.