Melton, N. and Montgomery, J. and Knusel, C.J. and Batt, C. and Needham, S. and Pearson, M.P. and Sheridan, A. and Heron, C. and Horsley, T. and Schmidt, A. and Evans, A. and Carter, E. and Edwards, H. and Hargreaves, M. and Janaway, R. and Lynnerup, N. and Northover, P. and O'Connor, S. and Ogden, A. and Taylor, T. and Wastling, V. and Wilson, A. (2010) 'Gristhorpe Man : an early Bronze Age log-coffin burial scientifically defined.', Antiquity., 84 (325). pp. 796-815.
A log-coffin excavated in the early nineteenth century proved to be well enough preserved in the early twenty-first century for the full armoury of modern scientific investigation to give its occupants and contents new identity, new origins and a new date. In many ways the interpretation is much the same as before: a local big man buried looking out to sea. Modern analytical techniques can create a person more real, more human and more securely anchored in history. This research team shows how.
|Keywords:||Gristhorpe, Early Bronze Age, Log-coffin burials, Elite status, Radiocarbon dating, Stable isotope, Metallurgy, Femur.|
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|Publisher Web site:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0003598X00100237|
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|Date deposited:||03 August 2011|
|Date of first online publication:||September 2010|
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