Reblogged from the Day of Archaeology 2015: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/researching-the-human-remains-at-hampshire-cultural-trust/
Today I’m working at Hampshire Cultural Trust with Dave Allen. I’m lucky because my visit times with the regular weekly volunteer day at the Archaeology Stores, managed by the Curator of Archaeology, David Allen.
To find out more about the work of David and the team, visit their excellent blog, which has a new post every Monday.
Hampshire Archaeology blog: https://hampshirearchaeology.wordpress.com/
Cynthia is working with Garrard to select samples for dating, to find out more about the human remains from the Danebury environs. Today they are working on the bones from an Iron Age cemetery, Suddern Farm. The work is part of a project with Oxford University, University of Glasgow and University of Leicester, and is ongoing.
Garrard points out that there is a visible healed fracture on the radius of the left wrist of the individual that they are looking at.
Garrard is working on an individual from Weyhill Fair that was found under the foundations of a building. There had been very little information about the individual because the remains were under a floor and did not have any other means of dating associated with them.
Hampshire Field Club funded the radio-carbon dating and Garrard is assessing the materials which will make up part of the report covering this research.