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‘Active’ Bronze Age woman found in Highland woods
The Scotsman ^ | February 14, 2014 | Alistair Munro

Posted on 02/15/2014 7:03:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv

A Bronze Age grave uncovered in the Highlands has revealed the remains of a woman in her forties who was suffering from toothache before she died 4,000 years ago.

Archaeologists from Glasgow-based Guard Archaeology were called in when a cist – a stone burial chest – was inadvertently disturbed by construction workers during landscaping of an access track through Cullaird Wood in West Torbreck, south-west of Inverness...

Osteoarchaeologist Maureen Kilpatrick analysed the bones and discovered that they belonged to a woman aged between 40 and 44.

She said: “As the radiocarbon date demonstrates, this occurred at some point between 1982BC and 1889BC.

“Dental disease in the form of periodontal disease and a cyst were present and are probably symptomatic of poor oral hygiene, and are probably secondary to the moderate dental wear observed on most of the teeth.

“Both the right and left femurs appeared quite robust with fairly prominent muscle attachments, suggesting that the individual probably led a physically active lifestyle.”

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The cist is located within an area rich in prehistoric remains, many of which have only been discovered within the past few years, primarily due to development associated with the expansion of Inverness.

(Excerpt) Read more at scotsman.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; scotland; scotlandyet; shemustbeprettyold
The grave revealed the remains of a woman in her early 40s. Picture: Contributed

The grave revealed the remains of a woman in her early 40s. Picture: Contributed

1 posted on 02/15/2014 7:03:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 02/15/2014 7:04:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

No grave goods?


3 posted on 02/15/2014 7:05:16 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Poor oral hygeine’’ Ya think? Jeez, eating raw meat and dirt will do that to you.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 7:29:09 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: SunkenCiv; tiamat

tiamat (”Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!”) Ping...


5 posted on 02/15/2014 7:30:59 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: SunkenCiv

Was she bit by a moose?


6 posted on 02/15/2014 7:39:36 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Poor dental hygiene must be genetic and indigenous to the locale. Fast forward 4K years and nothing has changed.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 7:44:54 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: SunkenCiv
Based on the headline, I figured they found a live woman living in the stone age past, just like the indigenous peoples in the Amazon and Papua New Guinea in the mid 20th century.

A better headline would have been "Body of ‘Active’ Bronze Age woman found in Highland woods" or "Skeleton of…"

8 posted on 02/15/2014 7:57:14 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SunkenCiv
I just couldn't help myself:


9 posted on 02/15/2014 7:57:56 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“I figured they found a live woman living in the stone age past...”

Same here! I was all up for seeing photos of this extremely rare woman isolated from another age running about through the Highland Woods.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:32 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SunkenCiv
Both the right and left femurs appeared quite robust with fairly prominent muscle attachments, suggesting that the individual probably led a physically active lifestyle.”

Is it true Bronze have more fun?

11 posted on 02/15/2014 8:26:44 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I told my wife that when I die, she is to put my body in an old refrigerator and bury me in a hole in the woods. That way, 5000 years from now, some archeologist will dig me up and say, “Look at what those poor bastards had to eat.”


12 posted on 02/15/2014 8:31:04 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

Bad headline. I doubt she is still very active.


13 posted on 02/15/2014 8:40:38 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: SunkenCiv

Right before bedtime she said to Og “my tooth is killing me!” but he didn’t listen.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 9:33:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Of course she was active, not like she was on welfare.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 9:37:36 PM PST by csvset
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To: vetvetdoug
…nothing has changed…

You can say that again.


16 posted on 02/15/2014 10:12:13 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Per #16; “Bubba Teeth”.


17 posted on 02/15/2014 11:15:13 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: SunkenCiv

Damn...... even grave robbers must wear the safety vests these days


18 posted on 02/16/2014 4:21:35 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: blueunicorn6
and say, “Look at what those poor bastards had to eat.”

or say, must have been a VIP to be buried in an air conditioned casket with a nightlight.................

19 posted on 02/16/2014 6:00:35 AM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yeah, it wasn’t well thought out. :’)


20 posted on 02/16/2014 6:10:24 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

A 18th century women rarely lived into their 40s, let alone bronze age.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 7:45:17 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: blueunicorn6

I’m sure she’ll find a nice coldspot to bury you...


22 posted on 02/16/2014 12:05:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: blueunicorn6

lol!


23 posted on 02/16/2014 8:41:47 PM PST by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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To: Yaelle

Must have lost her dental floss.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 1:02:47 AM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: blueunicorn6
"I told my wife that when I die, she is to put my body in an old refrigerator and bury me in a hole in the woods. That way, 5000 years from now, some archeologist will dig me up and say, “Look at what those poor bastards had to eat.”"

If your remains last that long.

The soil here (Mobile) is so acidic that everything in many Confederate soldier graves has dissolved...even the buttons on their uniforms, etc. (Nothing remains in many burial areas)

25 posted on 02/17/2014 11:14:50 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Alabama is too pretty of a state to have an old mule like me buried there.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 12:15:50 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Your choice.

Mules are okay by us.

27 posted on 02/17/2014 5:30:57 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
a physically active lifestyle

Aye, we like the lassies frisky!

28 posted on 02/18/2014 2:19:21 PM PST by colorado tanker
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