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Death in the sun: the bioarchaeology of an early post-medieval hospital in Gibraltar

By Emma Pomeroy, Jennifer Luisa Grant Lett Brown, Devin Ward, Sam Benady, María Cristina Reinoso del Río, José María Gutierrez López, Esperanza Mata Almonte, Jorge Ramírez León, Luis Cobos Rodríguez, Geraldine Finlayson, Stewart Finlayson, Clive Finlayson and Kevin John Lane

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In 2014, during construction work at the ex-Civil Hospital in Gibraltar, excavations led by the Gibraltar Museum revealed a major, previously unknown burial ground containing more than 200 skeletons. We present the historical, archaeological and radiometric dating evidence from the site alongside the results of initial osteological analyses. The data indicate that the burials pertain to an earlier 16th-century Spanish hospice, and therefore stand to offer new insights into the functioning of this early modern hospital and the health and movements of people at a time of incipient globalization.Fil: Pomeroy, Emma. Liverpool John Moores University; Reino UnidoFil: Grant Lett Brown, Jennifer Luisa. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación. Dirección Nacional de Cultura y Museos. Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano; ArgentinaFil: Ward, Devin. University of Toronto; CanadáFil: Benady, Sam. The Gibraltar Museum; GibraltarFil: del Río, María Cristina Reinoso. Museo Historico Municipal de Villamartin; EspañaFil: Gutierrez López, José María. Museo Historico Municipal de Villamartin; EspañaFil: Mata Almonte, Esperanza. The Gibraltar Museum; GibraltarFil: Ramírez León, Jorge. The Gibraltar Museum; GibraltarFil: Cobos Rodríguez, Luis. The Gibraltar Museum; GibraltarFil: Finlayson, Geraldine. The Gibraltar Museum; GibraltarFil: Finlayson, Stewart. The Gibraltar Museum; GibraltarFil: Finlayson, Clive. The Gibraltar Museum; GibraltarFil: Lane, Kevin John. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Arqueología; Argentin

Topics: BIOARCHAEOLOGY, GIBRALTAR, POST MEDIEVAL, OLD ST BERNARD'S HOSPITAL, Arqueología, Historia y Arqueología, HUMANIDADES
Publisher: 'Informa UK Limited'
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.1080/00794236.2018.1515402
OAI identifier: oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/118049
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