Human skeletal remains

Sue Anderson (Author)


Keyword(s):
Parish Church, Bone, Boundary, Human Skeletal Remains, Clay Tobacco Pipes, Skull, Burials
Period(s):
Medieval, 16th, Early 17th Century

Abstract


The assemblage comprised four discrete inhumations and some disarticulated bone representing a minimum of six individuals. All were male or probable male. Notable features included dental wear associated with the use of clay tobacco pipes, healed rib fractures and a depressed skull fracture. The burials have been dated to the early post-medieval period and are probably 16th or early 17th century. They may originally have been within the boundary of a much larger parish church or alternatively could be the burials of executed prisoners.

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Published
01-01-2010
How to Cite
Anderson, Sue. 2010. “Human Skeletal Remains”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 41 (January), 14-18. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/2459.