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Short Description:
Neonate skeleton at southeast of trench 4 in fill 4033
Issued to
Maggie McDaniel | 18/08/2018

Interpretation

    • Neonate inhumation
      • Maggie McDaniel
    • 25-8-2018
    • Pre-term. Placed in a supine and extended position in a sub rectangular grave. Moderate preservation: 85% complete (partial skull (disturbed by posthole cut F415), torso, pelvis, L&R legs, feet, arms and hands). Sex: n/a No pathological changes noted. (Natasha Powers, 2019)
      • Edwin Lambert
    • 12-6-2019

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Description

  • Lying on its back feet facing east
  • Only small skull fragments found. Fragments were located 2-3cm higher than the rest of the skeleton
  • Upper Right arm and elbow point south, lower arm placed on torso
  • Humerus is missing, lower arm bones placed on torso
  • Femur to knee pointing south in a semi flexed position, lower leg bones point east
  • Femur facing east, lower leg seems disturbed
  • Disturbed, some tarsals located
  • Skull almost completely absent, condition of the remainder of the bone is good
  • Good
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Finds

FindtypeQuantity (No. fragments)Weight (g)Notes
Human bone 19 7 Skull
Human bone 6 8 Left leg
Human bone 5 9 Right leg
Human bone 3 6 Left arm
Human bone 3 5 Right arm
Human bone 29 11 Misc
Human bone 130 42 Torso

Feature

  • Feature: ELM_410
    • Neonatal Burial

Site Photos

  • Photo: ELM_180058
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    • Neonatal skeleton (4034) within grave cut [4021], 0.4m and 0.3m scales

Record Details

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  • Maggie McDaniel 18-8-2018
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