Ruth excavating skeleton 1601

On reducing levels in Zone 3, a skull was found. However there were other features that needed attention before this skull could be dealt with, so a protective board was placed over it. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to excavating it, it looked more like bits of broken eggshell rather than anything vaguely human. Any hope of finding an associated skeleton seemed unlikely, as running behind the skull was the foundation of a modern wall Context: 1410.

Undeterred, I looked for it anyway, and was delighted to find a well preserved, fully articulated skeleton, lying parallel to and just a couple of centimetres from the base of the wall. It had had a narrow escape..until we came along and removed it!