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Some pictures from my research:
Two tattooed hands from Semna South, Nubia. The hands are both from females and date to about 2000 years ago. The hands were photographed by David Wright at the Center for Solid State Science at Arizona State University using infra-red reflectography. (see Alvrus, Wright & Merbs, Journal of Archaeological Science 28(4):395-400)
I was privileged to work for several seasons on a great dig at a site known as Rauzet, in France. The dig focused mainly on the remains of a medieval Grandmontine monastery, but I was particularly interested in the post-medieval cemetery component of the site. During one season we excavated a very unusual burial, comprised of an adult female (on the right) and a child. As you can see, the female was buried face down with arms hyperflexed and legs splayed. The prone position is quite rare in medieval and post-medieval French burials.
The two pictures above are, respectively, of the east- and west-facing windows of the monastery. Standing inside the building, even though the roof is partially gone, gives one a sense of being in touch with the past. To read more about the Grandmontine Order and the site of Rauzet, see this website: http://perso.orange.fr/grandmont/English_site.html. (Two photos above by Selene Ball.)
My dissertation research included a demographic study of skeletal manifestations of anemia in a cemetery population from ancient Nubia. Anemia tends to manifest itself most dramatically in the skeletons of infants and children, as can be seen from the photos below.
The cranium on the left is from a 4 - 5 year old child with active lesions due to anemia. The cranium on the right is from a 7 - 8 year old child also with active lesions of anemia. Both skeletons are from the Semna South collection housed at Arizona State University.