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SEMINAR: Archaeology Seminar Series 2017

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Today's date is Saturday, February 27, 2021
Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Human skeletal remains and archaeology associated with the mutiny of the VOC Retourschip Batavia, 1629: Findings of the 2015/2016 field season Other events...
On 4 June 1629, the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) retourschip Batavia wrecked on Morning Reef, in the Houtman Abrolhos, approximately 65 km off the Western Australian coast. The macabre events following the wrecking saw more than 100 individuals murdered over a three-month period, by mutineers attempting to subjugate surviving crew and passengers. With specific reference to known discoveries of human skeletal remains (four burials recovered on Beacon Island between 1960 to 1964; six individuals recovered from a multiple grave excavated in stages between 1994 and 2001), a multi-disciplinary collaboration of national and international partners performed a remote sensing program involving magnetics and conductivity mapping and GPR profiling This was followed by a series of targeted excavations on Beacon Island in Jan-Feb 2015 and November 2016. This presentation briefly describes the skeletal remains of the 2015-16 field season, including their burial context, and preliminary analyses of their demographics (sex, age and stature), including descriptions of potential palaeopathology. A brief overview of isotopic analyses are presented.
Speaker(s) Sven Ouzman
Location Social Sciences, Lecture Room 1 (G28)
Contact Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Start Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:00
End Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:14
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