What this skeleton told us: Evidence
An 8 to 9 year old child with adult and milk teeth present. Some plaque is present on the permanent teeth.
Interpretation of the evidence
Child mortality was likely high in Anglo-Saxon Britain. This child probably died from a communicable disease (infection).
The Seven: The French Child
Our analysis of the chemical elements trapped in this 9-year old’s teeth reveal that he or she spent their early years in France, before arriving in Bamburgh with their Mediterranean-born mother.
Shield, plank, deck.