Bone Books

By mike henderson on 19 Sep 2012

Hot off the Press….this month sees the publication of two brand new MOLA monographs invovling the work of the osteology team. Excavations at New Bunhill Fields, Southwark in 2008 uncovered evidence of a heavily used private burial ground. Documentary sources suggest that from c 1821–53 up to 33,000 burials may have taken place in the commercial Nonconformist burial ground. Excavation of 827 wooden coffin burials allowed comparisons of the use of the burial ground, coffin furniture and burial finds with other contemporary cemeteries. Of particular interest were the good level of preservation of floral remains in a child’s coffin, ceramic […]

Lacquering the lid

By marketing on 29 Aug 2012
Fig. 1 We fed the lid into the fume cupboard and used two Fumecubes to manage the harmful vapours from the solvent of the lacquer.
Fig. 1 We fed the lid into the fume cupboard and used two Fumecubes to manage the harmful vapours from the solvent of the lacquer.

Subsequent to Jill Saunders’ recent blog post, Name that fibre!, in this entry Jill covers the application of lacquer to the lid of the iron coffin from St Bride’s. Read the full postRead the full post

Name that fibre!

By marketing on 9 Aug 2012
 Fig. 1a Interior: Coarse textile
Fig. 1a Interior: Coarse textile

Following on from our recent blog post, Turning over a new lid, Jill Saunders’ latest entry reveals how scanning electron microscopy analysis helped identify the different materials, both on and inside the iron coffin from St Bride’s. Read on to find out more… Read the full postRead the full post