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An excavation in the western cemetery of Roman London: Atlantic House, City of London

2003

Abstract

Important new evidence of Roman London’s western cemetery has been found at Atlantic House, along the banks of the River Fleet and on both sides of Watling Street. Late 1st-century AD land reclamation was followed by the establishment of the cemetery. A total of 19 inhumations and 29 cremations were identified, most dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Two timber coffins were also found. Osteological study indicates that the cemetery population was generally healthy. The findings from the cemetery, which was abandoned in the 4th century AD, are fully described and illustrated here. The publication is a significant new contribution to our knowledge of Roman London’s burial practices, augmenting recent studies of cemeteries to the east and south of the settlement.

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