Osteological evidence of corporal and capital punishment in later Anglo-Saxon England.
|dc.identifier.citation||Buckberry, J.L. (2014) Osteological evidence of corporal and capital punishment in later Anglo-Saxon England. In: Marafioti, N. and Gates, J. (eds) Capital and corporal punishment in Anglo-Saxon England. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, pp.131-148.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||Recent research by Andrew Reynolds has interrogated the archaeological record for evidence of Anglo-Saxon execution cemeteries (Reynolds 2009). This paper will discuss how osteological evidence can aid our interpretation of Anglo-Saxon capital punishment and give insight into the type of evidence that might aid in the identification of corporal punishment from skeletal populations. The importance of correctly interpreting skeletal trauma is essential, but this can be supported by scrutinising the palaeodemographic profile of execution populations, burial position, an understanding the decomposition process and the significance of post-depositional disturbance of burials. It will lay down a framework for the successful identification of corporal and capital p unishments, with reference to Anglo-Saxon documentary sources.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Osteology; Archaeological evidence; Corporal Punishment; Capital Punishment: Anglo-Saxon society; England||en_US|
|dc.title||Osteological evidence of corporal and capital punishment in later Anglo-Saxon England.||en_US|
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