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Death in the Sun: The bioarchaeology of an early post-Medieval hospital in Gibraltar

Pomeroy, E, Grant, J, Ward, D, Benady, S, Reinoso del Rio, MC, Gutierrez Lopez, JM, Mata Almonte, E, Ramirez Leon, J, Cobos Rodriguez, L, Finlayson, G, Finlayson, S, Finlayson, C and Lane, K Death in the Sun: The bioarchaeology of an early post-Medieval hospital in Gibraltar. Post-Medieval Archaeology. ISSN 0079-4236 (Accepted)

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Abstract

In 2014, during construction work at the ex-Civil Hospital in Gibraltar, excavations led by the Gibraltar Museum revealed a major, previously unknown burial ground containing more than 200 skeletons. We present the historical, archaeological and radiometric dating evidence from the site alongside the results of initial osteological analyses. The data indicate that the burials pertain to an earlier 16th century Spanish hospice, and therefore stand to offer new insights into the functioning of this early modern hospital and the health and movements of people at a time of incipient globalisation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2101 Archaeology
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 09:46
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2018 05:27
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7732

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