What this skeleton told us: Evidence
A young woman around 20 to 25 years of age represented by a partial skeleton but with a well-preserved skull. The teeth look mostly healthy. There is plaque on some teeth, and notches in her incisor teeth suggest possible activity related wear.
Interpretation of the evidence
Unusually for a Bowl Hole skeleton, this young lady had healthy teeth. The notches in her incisor teeth indicate the repeated holding of something between her teeth perhaps related to an activity like making baskets. There is no evidence of the cause of her young death but both pregnancy and childbirth were not without their risks in the Anglo-Saxon period.