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Graves of Criminals in Renaissance Poland
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
Mentor Consulting Ltd.
2014 (English)In: Śląskie Sprawozdania Archeologiczne, Vol. 56, 313-341 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2013, Mentor Consulting undertook the excavation of late medieval/early modern age cemetery located in central part of Gliwice city, Upper Silesia. The key discovery was a multi-period sequence of human activity on site dated from the Roman Iron Age until 17th century A.D. In the last chronological phases, graves of Renaissance convicts and criminals were recorded with unusual frequency within the cemetery. Particularly interesting were mortuary rituals such as decapitations and dismemberment. A small assemblage of grave goods and personal jewellery was recovered together with well-preserved human remains

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Wroclaw: University of Wroclaw , 2014. Vol. 56, 313-341 p.
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Crime, convicts, excavations, decapitations
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Cultural Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-129470OAI: diva2:922494
Available from: 2016-04-22 Created: 2016-04-22 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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