In many periods the main way of disposing of human remains was by burning them. This is known as cremation. In some cases the ashes were probably left to be disbursed by the wind or placed in rivers, lakes etc. In other cases the ashes were buried, sometimes in containers, sometimes with grave goods. Cremations in Britain occasionally appear in the Bronze Age (2300BC to 700BC) and early in the Romano-British period (AD43 to 410). It was most frequently used during in the early Anglo-Saxon period (AD410 to 700), especially in Eastern England. After the arrival of Christianity, it fell out of use, and was revived during the Victorian period as a space saving and hygiene measure.