EAA 69


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Author  Jacqueline I. McKinley
Publisher  East Anglian Archaeology
Publication Date   December 31, 1994
ISBN  0905594142
Pages  148

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^Aby Jacqueline I. McKinley
^DThis volume deals specifically with the cremated remains, both human and animal, from urns in the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Spong Hill in Norfolk. In addition to the 2,334 numbered cremations recovered during the main excavations from 1972 to 1981, a further 50 numbered cremations from excavations undertaken between 1972 and 1981 are also included. Discussion of methods of identification is followed by tables of basic results on number of individuals, age, sex and pathology, together with animal species. Subsequent chapters deal with the process of cremation and what may be discovered about Anglo-Saxon cremation ritual and technology, using knowledge of modern cremations and ethnographic/anthropological records.

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