Warm-Up: Thursday 8/15Respond to this quotation…what does this mean? • “Literature is a reflection of the people who created it and the time period in which it was written” • *Let me know if you did not take the pre-test yesterday*
Artifacts from Jamestown Strube, Bly. “Jamestown Ceramics Research Group” Jamestown Rediscovery. Web .14 August 2013.
Artifact Answers • 1. purse lid • 2. shoulder clasps • 3. shield • 4. gold buckle • 5. helmet • 6. drinking horns
Creating a Paragraph with Inferences Using your artifact analysis worksheet, develop a paragraph that describes the people who may have created, valued and used these historical objects. Your paragraph must contain one direct quotation from the sheet using correct MLA citation. Try to incorporate the I (introduce)U (use the text) E (explain) writing strategy.
Sutton Hoo • Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk, is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London.
Legend vs History • Sutton Hoo is of a primary importance to early medieval historians because it sheds light on a period of English history that is on the margin between myth, legend and historical documentation. The ship-burial, probably dating from the early 7th century and excavated in 1939, is one of the most magnificent archaeological finds in England for its size and completeness, far-reaching connections, the quality and beauty of its contents, and the profound interest of the burial ritual itself.