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Test pit 72: Bartlemas Chapel Reburial

During the  22  September  –  4 November 2011  excavation at Bartlemas Chapel,  a range of disarticulated human remains from charnel pits were temporarily disinterred. Following analysis and recording of these bones they were to be reburied at Bartlemas Chapel. A 0.8 m x 1.2 m trench – Test Pit 72 –  was  dug from the 6th to the 8th of November  2013 at Bartlemas Chapel in order to reinter the bones within  the chapel burial ground.  The  digging of the interment site followed normal test pit recording  protocol, which  meant that any artefacts, building remains, or human or animal bones discovered  would be  accurately  recorded. These test pit results  would be used to further enhance findings from the 2011 excavation.

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