What this skeleton told us: Evidence
A young adult man around 20 to 25 years of age, and with a height of 173cm (5 feet 8 inches). The skull is poorly preserved, and only four teeth were present, but loose, in the grave. There is some evidence of injury to the lower back (causing fusion of the 4th and 5th vertebrae towards the bottom of the spine). In addition, soft tissue injury is indicated in the right tibia and fibula, and an abnormality of the left 3rd toe may have caused some limits to movements.
Interpretation of the evidence
This young man was slightly above average height for this period and he appears to have been physically very active resulting in an injury to his lower back and right lower leg.