Life and Death in the City: Excavations at Aberdeen Art Gallery

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Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Shiprow
Aberdeen
AB11 5BY

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Steven Watt, AOC Archaeology

Soon after Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment works began in 2015, AOC Archaeology conducted a watching brief on the site, the location of a 13th century Dominican Friary. Excavations revealed the remains of over 400 individuals from medieval and post-medieval graves and a Victorian charnel house. Steven looks at what the evidence reveals, including possible graveyard management, and insights into the lives of the people whose remains were discovered.

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