Strange Remains

Human remains in the news, strange history of corpses, and odd things that happen to human bones. #forensicanthropology #bioarchaeology
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museum-of-artifacts:

Viking helmet and jawbone found in Weymouth. Probably he was the victim of Ridgeway Hill execution of 54 norsemen, 930 - 1030 AD.

museum-of-artifacts:

Viking helmet and jawbone found in Weymouth. Probably he was the victim of Ridgeway Hill execution of 54 norsemen, 930 - 1030 AD.

(via suzythered)

Archaeology: what Roman shoes tell us - FT.com

Archaeologists have excavated more ancient Roman shoes at Vindolanda fort in Northumberland than anywhere else – 6,000 so far, including 130 during this summer’s dig.

Discarded over three centuries of Roman settlement from about AD85 and preserved in the site’s damp anaerobic soil, the shoes are being analysed to provide more information about the people who lived there.

Only three skeletons have been discovered at Vindolanda because its cemetery, 500m west of the fort, has not yet been excavated. In the absence of human remains, shoes are the best source of biological information about the people living there, says Trudi Buck, an anthropologist at Durham University.

Read more at Financial Times Magazine.

"Only the Devil and I 
know the whereabouts 
of my treasure,
and the one of us 
who lives the longest
should take it all.”
Edward “Blackbeard” Teach

"Only the Devil and I 

know the whereabouts 

of my treasure,

and the one of us 

who lives the longest

should take it all.”

Edward “Blackbeard” Teach

strangebiology:

From the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. 

I must always reblog Mutter pics.