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Sex identification of an Iron Age sword and mirror cist burial using dental enamel peptides

You are invited to join us for this Archaeology Research Seminar with guest speaker Dr Simon Mays, from Historic England, Edinburgh and Southampton. 22nd February 12.30 in Streatham Court LTC. Please note this is an in-person event only.

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Abstract: The burial, from the Isles of Scilly, is unique in the western European Iron Age for containing both a sword and a mirror, items conventionally thought to have oppositional gender associations. >20 years after it was excavated its sex has now been determined. The social and mortuary interpretation of the results are discussed.

Research_Seminar_Poster_Simon_Mays.pdf (447K)


Streatham Court Old C