Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery Collections:
GLAHM B.1922.13


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GLAHM B.1922.13: human skull without mandible - click to view larger image

human skull without mandible


Materials:
bone
Dimensions:
18.0 x 14.1 x 12.7 cm
Locality:
Sties, Sanday, Orkney Scotland
References:
PUBL New Orkney Antiquarian Journal, Vol. 2 2002 p.77, no. 124
Notes:
Skull from "Styes", Sanday. The place name suggests that this may be the skull of the Norseman who was buried in a "tumulus at Sties" with the iron sword No. 215 and perhaps other objects. (EWM) One of the collection of Cursiter skulls. There is a large rectangular label across the cranium of the skull with the writing "Found....." On the left side of the frontal bone there is the writing "Mound...124" The rest of the word has been broken off. The skull is Mesocephalic and is moderately heavy and brittle. This is probably a young adult female. Cursiter ex Dennison (124).
Keywords:
CURSITER_PROJECT : HUMAN_REMAINS_SCOTLAND : DENNISON_COLLECTION :

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