Graves of Criminals in Renaissance Poland
2014 (English)In: Śląskie Sprawozdania Archeologiczne, Vol. 56, 313-341 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wroclaw: University of Wroclaw , 2014. Vol. 56, 313-341 p.
Crime, convicts, excavations, decapitations
Research subject Cultural Anthropology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-129470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-129470DiVA: diva2:922494