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

  • Nigel Melton (a1), Janet Montgomery (a1), Christopher J. Knüsel (a2), Cathy Batt (a1), Stuart Needham (a3), Mike Parker Pearson (a4), Alison Sheridan (a5), Carl Heron (a1), Tim Horsley (a6), Armin Schmidt (a1), Adrian Evans (a1), Elizabeth Carter (a7), Howell Edwards (a8), Michael Hargreaves (a8), Rob Janaway (a1), Niels Lynnerup (a9), Peter Northover (a10), Sonia O'Connor (a1), Alan Ogden (a1), Timothy Taylor (a1), Vaughan Wastling (a1) and Andrew Wilson (a1)...
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.

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