Saxon burial mystery

Can you solve the mystery?

We need your help to work out what happened over 1500 years ago!

Up for the challenge? Dive straight into the case below – click on the blue bottom bar to move page.

Who was this person?

Click on the stars below to find out more, then scroll down to the next questions.

What happened and when?

Take a closer look for further clues! The photo below shows samples taken from around the burial – click around to have a better look.

Well done!

Thank you for helping to work out what happened to this young Saxon woman (if you’re a little unsure still, click on number 9 above). As you’ve seen, archaeology is about more than digging – you also need to be a detective and carefully piece together all the clues.

Interested in archaeology and history? Aged 8 – 16? Why not join the Young Archaeologists’ Club! The Worcestershire branch meets every month for hands on activities – check out their website: