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Investigation of a Medieval Pilgrim Burial Excavated from the Leprosarium of St Mary Magdalen Winchester, UK

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We have examined the remains of a Pilgrim burial from St Mary Magdalen, Winchester. The individual was a young adult male, aged around 18-25 years at the time of death. Radiocarbon dating showed the remains dated to the late 11th-early 12th centuries, a time when pilgrimages were at their height in Europe. Several lines of evidence in connection with the burial suggested this was an individual of some means and prestige. Although buried within the leprosarium cemetery, the skeleto...

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0005186

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Filipek-Ogden, K More by this author
Montgomery, J More by this author
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Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute
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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
11
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1
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e0005186-e0005186
Publication date:
2017-01-26
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1935-2735
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pubs:674994
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uri:b4732914-a4b2-4f59-b355-114502147eab
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uuid:b4732914-a4b2-4f59-b355-114502147eab
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