The City Bunhill burial ground on Golden Lane, London, was in use between 1833 and 1853, and archaeological investigations here recovered 248 burials. Burial practice, the use of space and the burial population itself are examined, supported by information from the burial registers and contemporary sources. Osteological analysis proved a rich source of information about the health of the local population and a wide variety of pathological conditions were identified. Some evidence points towards the poverty and harsh lives endured by many, including indicators of interpersonal violence, poor diet and the mistreatment of children.
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