The people of the Cambridge Austin friars.
Archaeol J (Lond)
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Cessford, C., & Neil, B. (2022). The people of the Cambridge Austin friars.. Archaeol J (Lond) https://doi.org/10.1080/00665983.2022.2090675
The Austin friars in Cambridge was an important religious institution between the late thirteenth and mid-sixteenth centuries. Excavations have revealed well-dated and contextualised burials associated with the friary, as well as a range of material culture. The burials have been subject to a wide range of analyses including osteology, palaeopathology, stable isotopes, ancient DNA and geometric morphometrics. Significantly the distinction between clothed and shrouded burials allows members of the Augustinian order and the laity to be identified. This represents the best-understood published group of burials from an Austin friars in the British Isles and emphasises the importance of nuanced interpretation, as burial at friaries was a structured and multi-local phenomenon. These burials and other material can be interpreted in terms of both mendicant ideals and anti-fraternal criticisms.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00665983.2022.2090675
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/338138
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