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One of the most exciting Little Carlton finds was this sceat, a type of silver coin used in Anglo-Saxon England. This well-preserved find dates to between A.D. 725 and A.D. 745, the archaeologists found. A survey of all of the artifacts at the site reveals that people lived in the area from at least 680 A.D. until 850 A.D., a time that coincides with incursions by Viking invaders. There is no evidence yet that Vikings spelled the end of the settlement, however. [Read more about the Anglo-Saxon island]
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Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.