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A Lady of York: migration, ethnicity and identity in Roman Britain

  • S. Leach (a1), H. Eckardt (a1), C. Chenery (a1) (a2), G. Müldner (a1) and M. Lewis (a1)...

Modern methods of analysis applied to cemeteries have often been used in our pages to suggest generalities about mobility and diet. But these same techniques applied to a single individual, together with the grave goods and burial rite, can open a special kind of personal window on the past. Here, the authors of a multidisciplinary project use a combination of scientific techniques to illuminate Roman York, and later Roman history in general, with their image of a glamorous mixed-race woman, in touch with Africa, Christianity, Rome and Yorkshire.

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