Excavations 2017


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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

043 – Huge depositions of cremated remains


The excavation of pit 40 is going with a good rhythm. We are detecting a complex stratigraphy, with several moments of deposition of cremated remains and later partial re-excavation of previous deposits. But we are still amazed with the quantity of burned human bones.

Pit 40

In terms of archeological materials, today we recorded some of the common from this context: beads, arrow heads and ivory.
 
 
Detail of the cremated remains
 
But the anatomical connections started to be defined. Tomorrow there will be some nice pictures (I suppose).

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