Element record MCC510 - Roman disarticulated remains in fortress ditch, Balkerne Hill, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 99219 25143 (point)|
|1848 Parish||ST PETER|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
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During excavations at Balkerne Lane in 1973-6 (ECC332) the disarticulated remains of a male human were found lying scattered on the bottom and sides of the Legionary fortress ditch (MCC478). The remains of five other humans were found in the near vicinity (MCC511-MCC515) mixed with large quantities of animal bone and lying in layers of debris associated with the iron working sites (see MCC4830-MCC486).
The human remains consisted of various odd bones, mainly part of limbs and a cranium which bore the mark of a heavy blow 'inflicted, almost certainly, during execution'.<1>
- <1> SCC100 Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. pp.94-97.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Oct 14 2016 9:52AM