The cemetery summaries provide information on burial groups in City and Greater London area. They have been compiled to represent specific burial populations based on their geographical and stratigraphic distribution.
One cemetery may have been encountered on a number of separate archaeological excavations. This means that the cemetery may have more than one site code, or that one site code may encompass several cemeteries which consitute separate events (e.g. Roman and medieval phases of burial).
The purpose of the summaries is to provide an overview of a cemetery and its research potential. They provide the reader with an insight into the nature of the site and any work previously undertaken on the osteological collection. Please refer to the methodology statement for details on how data were recorded and the methods applied.
The pathology tables express the number of entries under specific pathology codes, and therefore it is possible that some may be included as a differential diagnosis. Under no circumstances should the figures from the osteological summaries be quoted as actual results. For comparative data, always refer to published material or LAARC archived reports.
Cemetery summary information
The summaries do not include all recorded information. Therefore, we have created seperate 'summary information' files, which can be viewed as separate EXCEL files linked to the osteological summaries. These provide a breakdown of the number of entries under each recorded section, to inform on the file size for the data downloads.
The available data downloads offer a more comprehensive insight into the raw data recorded on the WORD database, and provide information by context number on the individual skeletons recorded.
All information is downloadable in an EXCEL format from this website. In order to understand the data in the downloads, it is strongly recommended that you read the database manual (PDF 194kb) and list of abbreviations and acronyms (Word 80kb) for the pathological descriptions.
The photographic images were taken by members of staff during analysis, and should only be used as supplementary reference material when using the osteological summaries. They should not be used in any other capacity outside this website.