Melton, Nigel, Montgomery, Janet, Knüsel, Christopher J, Batt, Cathy, Needham, Stuart, Parker Pearson, Mike, Sheridan, J A, Heron, Carl, Horsley, Tim, Schmidt, Armin, Evans, Adrian, Carter, Elizabeth, Edwards, Howell G M, Hargreaves, Michael , Janaway, Rob, Lynnerup, Niels, Northover, Peter, O'Connor, Sonia, Ogden, Alan, Taylor, Timothy , Wastling, Vaughan and Wilson, Andrew (2010) Gristhorpe Man: an Early Bronze Age log-coffin burial scientifically defined. Antiquity, 84 (325). pp. 796-815. ISSN 0003-598X

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gristhorpe, Early Bronze Age, log-coffin burials, élite status, radiocarbon dating, stable isotope, metallurgy
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Archaeology (to 2011)
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Depositing User: Ruth Churchman
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2011 11:44
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 16:21
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/691

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