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Gristhorpe Man : an early Bronze Age log-coffin burial scientifically defined.

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.

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Gristhorpe, Early Bronze Age, Log-coffin burials, Elite status, Radiocarbon dating, Stable isotope, Metallurgy, Femur.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (1182Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/084/ant0840796.htm
Publisher statement:© 2010 Antiquity Publications
Record Created:29 Jul 2011 16:50
Last Modified:03 Aug 2011 16:18

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