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The Roman Cemetery at 35 - 37 Jesus Lane, Cambridge

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Alexander, Mary 
Dodwell, Natasha 
Evans, Christopher 


The excavation of a later Roman inhumation cemetery identified in the basements of 35-37 Jesus Lane is reported. A total of 32 skeletons were found; six were accompanied by grave goods and three decapitated burials were identified. The preservation of the skeletal material was generally excellent and analysis indicates a population of predominantly mature men and women exhibiting pathologies associated with heavy work and old age. Residual pottery suggests that extra-mural settlement and possibly industry existed in this area in the mid-late 2nd and 3rd centuries, prior to the establishment of the cemetery.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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