Burial may be in a dug grave, or in a natural or built chamber -- and may be simple or elaborate.
Terms commonly used to describe it are: extended (with spine and leg bones more or less in a straight line), flexed (with the leg bones bent, but by less than 90 degrees) or crouched (with the hip and knee joints bent through more than 90 degrees).
The quantity of gold and copper imply that this was a royal cemetery.
The tombs were lined with rough stone and skulls and hooves of animals were hung from the wooden beams as part of the funeral rite.
Primary inhumation is the initial burial of a deceased individual.Some other Germanic peoples took part in the migrations, such as the Jutes and the Frisians, and they are sometimes included under this name. The movement to the area probably began in the 4th century when barbarian Foederati went to serve in the Roman army in Britain.The main immigration began in the middle of the 5th century.Churches were built and in the Middle and Late Saxon periods, including Bradford-Upon-Avon and Deerhurst.Important monuments of the Middle and Late Saxon periods are the royal palaces at Yeavering and Cheddar.