Roman Child a Murder victim at Vindolanda

Andy
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September 15th, 2010, 1:58 pm #1

A grim discovery made a few weeks ago at the site has now come to the attention of the media. Also fun to see how the original press release becomes more garbled when journalists don't quite read it properly :-) and those that do!

http://www.vindolanda.com/downloads/vin ... elease.pdf

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/ ... vindolanda

http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east ... -27268934/

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September 16th, 2010, 7:28 am #2

Wow. My first thought was that this was a post roman burial in a then-disused section of the fort. Is the dating conclusivly roman? Looking forward to having the coroner's report posted to WeDig!

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September 16th, 2010, 6:12 pm #3

Roman, dated to the first half of the 3rd century post AD213.
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December 11th, 2010, 8:41 pm #4

The Vindolanda Murder got a brief mention and photo in the Dec. edition of Archeology. They have been interested in Vindolanda in the past too, the bronze calender device got a full page a year or so back.

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