THE HUMAN REMAINS FROM JARROW MONASTIC SITE, TYNE & WEAR, 1963-1978.

Author(s): S Anderson, D A Birkett

This report on the skeletons from Jarrow deals with 100 "burials", representing 134 individuals, which were analysed by the present authors. This group of skeletonswas not seen by the late Dr. Calvin Wells, who reported on the majority of the inhumations from Jarrow (Wells,in press). Most of these skeletons were in poorcondition, and this made a lengthy statistical analysisimpossible. However, it is possible to say that thesebones represent the remains of 19 males, 24 females,29 unsexable adults and 62 children. The group were ofnormal physical type and average stature for their period, and in general suffered from few of the diseasesthat can be detected from skeletal remains.

Report Number:
15/1988
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
12
Keywords:
Human Bone Human Remains

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