Pictoria. Human skeletal remains. Lundin Links: Long cist cemetery, Fife

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Pictish. Human skeletal remains 1,300-1,500 years ago

Field collection: Rescue excavation, Lundin Links long cist cemetery, Lundin Links, Fife, Isolated Cist U, 1965
Collected by Mr JC Greig

Donated by Mr JC Greig
Museum number 1980-734-1=6

In life this woman stood between 155 cm and 163 cm tall. She died in her late twenties to early thirties. Her cause of death did not leave its mark on her bones, and is therefore open to question. An analysis of her teeth has shown that she grew up not far from where she was eventually laid to rest.

She was fairly well nourished, showing only a slight iron deficiency, and had a full set of teeth at the time of her death. Only one sign of her activities during life left an imprint on her skeleton. Her left shoulder showed signs of heavy use, with the left shoulder muscles much more developed than those in the right shoulder. The bones in the left shoulder did not fuse properly, indicating that she had been heavily using that shoulder before she was fully grown.

Pictoria. Human skeletal remains. Lundin Links: Long cist cemetery, Fife
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