limited. Obviously, a particular individual will be most similar to their siblings and their parents when compared against more distant relatives, and more different still to unrelated individuals. In the examples discussed here there were evident patterns in the distribution of height data. These patterns were not evident by examining the type of burial, such as a weapon grave, nor were they evident in the location of burials in a particular plot. They were visible through a combination of the two types of data. For example, weapon graves within a particular plot or
for adultery but omitted incest (Oliver, 2002 ), whereas the seventh-century canons of Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury, had provision for dealing with homosexuality, incest, sex between siblings and mother–child incest (Gravdal, 1995 ; Frantzen, 2008 ). Strikingly, these two sources illustrate a difference in how household practice collided with an emerging Christian morality.
One aspect of marriage that was discussed in detail was the breakdown of marriage. Æthelbert’s Law devoted a few clauses to dealing with the inheritance of a wife (Oliver, 2002 : 79