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Richmond Penitentiary Cholera Cemetery Excavation, Grangegorman, Dublin.

An account of the excavation of a 19th century #cholera cemetery in #Dublin which was written for publication in ‘The Archaeologist’ by the CIfA. #archaeology

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Catching Cupid’s Disease

Late last week our osteoarchaeologist Carmelita Troy made a gruesome discovery amongst an otherwise unremarkable post medieval skeletal assemblage. One of the individuals displayed signs on her remains that she had been suffering from the advanced stages of a serious infectious disease, an ailment which had a particularly destructive impact on her skeleton. Further analysis revealed that prior to death the unfortunate woman had been […]

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