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The wonder of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship

Chris Fern, Staffordshire Hoard Research Project, and Pieta Greaves and Eleanor Blakelock, Birmingham Museums Trust, talk to Jenni Butterworth about their quest to understand the extraordinary craftsmen who created the Staffordshire Hoard treasure.

They discuss:

  • The scientific and archaeological techniques that are being used to understand the hoard at a microscopic level and work out how it was made.
  • How the craftsmen who made the hoard might have worked, and what their workshops may have been like.
  • Where the material and skills used in the hoard came from.

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