EYO5077 - Project Proposal re Preserved Brain Tissue

Type

OTHER

Location

Location Excavated from Heslington East Campus, University of York
Grid reference SE 6411 5062 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish Heslington, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

2009

Map

Description

A skull, of possibly Bronze Age date from the excavations on the Heslington East Campus at the University of York, was brought to me by Rachel Cubitt for investigation. The skull, with its mandible and atlas, could represent a decapitation as no other skeletal elements were recovered. It had been found in wet, possibly waterlogged, deposits and appeared to have loose contents, which I was asked to examine and to confirm whether or not they could be the remains of its brain.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2009. Heslington East Campus Project Proposal - Exceptional Preservation of ancient brain tissue.

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Jul 23 2020 11:19AM

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