The identity of the St Bees Lady, Cumbria: An osteobiographical approach

Knusel, C.J., Batt, C.M., Cook, G. , Montgomery, J., Muldner, G., Ogden, A.R., Palmer, C., Stern, B., Todd, J. and Wilson, A.S. (2010) The identity of the St Bees Lady, Cumbria: An osteobiographical approach. Medieval Archaeology, 54(1), pp. 271-311. (doi:10.1179/174581710X12790370815931)

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Abstract

Using an osteobiographical approach, this contribution considers the identity of the woman found alongside the St Bees Man, one of the best-preserved archaeological bodies ever discovered. Osteological, isotopic and radiocarbon analyses, combined with the archaeological context of the burial and documented social history, provide the basis for the identification of a late 14th-century heiress whose activities were at the heart of medieval northern English geopolitics.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cook, Professor Gordon
Authors: Knusel, C.J., Batt, C.M., Cook, G., Montgomery, J., Muldner, G., Ogden, A.R., Palmer, C., Stern, B., Todd, J., and Wilson, A.S.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Medieval Archaeology
Publisher:Society for Medieval Archaeology
Published Online:01 January 2010
Copyright Holders:Society for Medieval Archaeology

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