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Isaac D Rainey




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PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb, 2016 2:22 pm    Post subject: Medieval British archaeological war sites?         Reply with quote

Other than Towton, do any of you know any sites or graves showing injuries in Britain? Anything from before Towton will do as long as there is at least one publication attached to it.
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Pieter B.





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PostPosted: Wed 03 Feb, 2016 3:52 am    Post subject: Re: Medieval British archaeological war sites?         Reply with quote

Isaac D Rainey wrote:
Other than Towton, do any of you know any sites or graves showing injuries in Britain? Anything from before Towton will do as long as there is at least one publication attached to it.


Two people from the Saxon era have been dug up IIRC. Not necessarily war graves but they did die from sword or spear wounds.

I can't find it now but i'll get back this afternoon.
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Isaac D Rainey




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PostPosted: Wed 03 Feb, 2016 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those sort of examples are perfect. Burials that show possible combat injuries are also useful, thanks.
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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Wed 03 Feb, 2016 11:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've just finished "Given to the Ground" http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/given-to-the-ground.html which is a study of the mass grave of 54 'Viking Age' Scandinavian men executed in Dorset.

All were decapitated but many also exhibit defensive injuries.

A similar English site has been excavated in St John's College, Oxford:-
http://www.tvas.co.uk/downloads/3D-Trauma1.pdf


29 of the 405 skeletons excavated from the cemetery at Fishergate in York exhibited weapons injuries:-

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS...20_226.pdf



There are many cases of individuals in Anglo Saxon cemeteries exhibiting injuries (some perimortem, some which healed) .
Reynold's "Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs" details some, as does S C Hawkes' "Weapons and Warfare in Anglo Saxon England".


And then, of course, there's Wisby., where 1800 Gotlanders were killed. The three common graves there have yielded about 1200 individuals, exhibiting injuries ranging from projectile attack to dismemberment. One individual had both legs and one arm severed. 65% of the injuries were on lower limbs. c. 50% had head injuries as well.

http://strangeremains.com/2014/11/23/the-rema...al-battle/

http://www.eaines.com/archaeology/the-bioarch...l-warfare/

"If a Greek can do it, two Englishman certainly can !"
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Pieter B.





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PostPosted: Thu 04 Feb, 2016 1:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Isaac D Rainey wrote:
Those sort of examples are perfect. Burials that show possible combat injuries are also useful, thanks.


Here it is.

http://www.yorkosteoarch.co.uk/pdf/1404.pdf

I have a few more links in an older thread of mine: http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=32155&highlight=
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