Skeletons in the Cloister

Week 4 and we have been excavating the skeletal remains of a juvenile, buried at the north end of Cutting 3 in the area of the Cloister – see image below. There will be a detailed post to follow…

In the mean time, to put the find in context, we have uploaded a report on archaeological monitoring and excavations carried out in Blackfriary in 2008 & 2009, as part of the Trim Street Regeneration Scheme (TSRP), a town-wide project replacing and upgrading of services. This work was carried out by the commercial division of the field school, CRDS Ltd. Excavations were led by archaeological director, Matthew Seaver. Our Osteoarchaeologist, Ciara Travers, was also involved in this earlier project.

The report details the results of excavations in the graveyard associated with the Blackfriary abbey, located to the SW of Cutting 3. Enjoy. 850 TSRP Prelim report MC C150_E2398 CRDS 0903; 850 TSRP Prelim report MC C150_E2398 Fig.3a; 850 TSRP Prelim report MC C150_E2398 Fig.3b-4; 50 TSRP Prelim report MC C150_E2398 Fig.5; 50 TSRP Prelim report MC C150_E2398 Fig.6-7; 50 TSRP Prelim report MC C150_E2398 Fig.8-9

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