Reeve, J. and Adams, M., (1993). The Spitalfields Project, Volume 1: across the Styx.

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The Spitalfields Project, Volume 1: across the Styx
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Council for British Archaeology Research Reports
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85
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167
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The excavations at Christ Church, Spitalfields unearthed c 1,000 burials from 1729 to 1852. Their interrelationship and significance has been examined in detail in seven chapters. Chapter 1 recounts the history of the site from 1714. Chapter 2 describes the aims of the project and the pioneering methodology of this first post-medieval crypt excavation which had to cope with unique difficulties such as the threat of smallpox and lead-poisoning. Chapter 3 gives a detailed description of the pattern of depositional and post-depositional processes which led to the filling of the crypt. Chapter 4 examines the contemporary attitude to funerary practice. The material culture is discussed in detail in Chapter 5, while Chapter 6 concentrates on the textiles. In the final chapter it has been possible to examine the site formation processed, both human and natural, in a detailed way because of the number of known variables. The appendices are as follows: `References to Christ Church, Spitalfields, in primary documents' (132-3); `Accounts of funerals at Christ Church, Spitalfields' (134-5); `Inscriptions of memorials in Christ Church, Spitalfields' (136-43); `Details of coffin furniture design types from Christ Church, Spitalfields' (144-7); `Metallurgical analysis of a selected sample of coffin furniture' by Brian Leddington (148-51); `Summary of a report on the examination of a ferrous coffin (2247) from Christ Church, Spitalfields' by Andrew Jones & J Phipps (161); `Burial catalogue codes' (162-3). For Volume 2, see 94/1850.
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Jez Reeve
Max Adams
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1993
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1872414078
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Location - Auto Detected: Christ Church Spitalfields
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Medieval
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21 Jan 2002