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G. Burial urn

G. Burial urn

For nearly three days I worked on unearthing this small burial urn containing baby’s bones. (1) Potsherds… for jigsaw puzzle torture. (2) Earth from inside the urn is specially set aside for analysis in the lab. (3) You can see some bones from the arms and hands. (4) For the more delicate work: small blower, small paintbrush, very thin-bladed palette knife, dental pick. (5) Kneeling pad… de rigueur for older knees… (6) Bucket containing earth from outside the urn, to be sent for sifting ("pissit")...

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