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CT Scan Unlocks the Secrets of Roman Burial Urns

© BBC News

© BBC News

Archaeologists from St. Alban’s are using CT Scanners to examine the contents of five Roman burial urns found in Hertfordshire.

“Two of the urns contained bones which could be human. An osteoarchaeologist will now examine the bones and help provide even more detail.” – Kelly Abbott

The completion of the examination will include removing the cremated remains, cleaning, and studying the bones for further conclusions – age, sex, and potentially cause of death.

To learn more about the archaeological inquiry into these burial urns, see the article at BBC News.