Cremated bone and BABAO

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I was going to write a review of the BABAO conference at Sheffield in September 2015. However, time seems to have slipped away. BABAO do now have five new committee members, and I’m looking forward to working with them.IMAG0211






I’ve been busy working away on a cremated bone project, and I was particularly impressed with the severe deformation of this radial bone caused by rapid high heat of the pyre on the cremating body. IMAG0155_1









Working with cremated bone on a regular basis, I get a very varied approach to the excavation of features. This has made me aware that there is a lack of practical advice out there (some guidance documents and recommendations, but nothing exact). As a result I’m compiling a short guide to excavating cremated bone, which details how to record and which tools to use.



By | 2017-01-12T20:40:45+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Cremated bone and BABAO

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I'm an Osteoarchaeologist and mum to 3 young girls. Archaeology is my passion and my life. I have a wonderful partner, Steve Leech, who works as a project officer in commercial field archaeology. When we get a spare minute, you'll find us all down the allotment growing veggies.