A child’s burial in unconsecrated ground in early modern Dorchester
Fulford, M., Batcheller, J., Caple, C., Firth, J. and Richards, D. (2011) A child’s burial in unconsecrated ground in early modern Dorchester. Post-Medieval Archaeology, 45 (2). pp. 307-312. ISSN 0079-4236
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Re-examination of a child burial found during excavations in advance of the construction of new offices for Dorset County Council in the north-west quarter of Dorchester in 1937 indicates that it is of early modern, rather than of Roman date, as originally believed at the time of excavation. A possible context is explored for the burial of a child in unconsecrated ground in the 17th century.