The St. Stephen's skeletal
collection is composed of over 15,000 human remains exhumed from repository
6 of the crypt complex.
Skeletal remains offer a unique perspcitve on ancient life because they
provide a composite record of humans biological entitites within a cultural
and environmental setting, demonstrating the degree to which an individual
has adapted to his or her environment . Physical anthropologists
thus "look for life in patterns of death", synthesizing biology and culture
into a biocultural framework for viewing the past.
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This component of the website
will explore the biological findings to date, by providing a discussion
of discoveries, images of interesting finds, and a tutorial on how the
data were collected. Please click on the topic of interest:
Note: Several links are still under construction
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