Do not be alarmed! The skeletons in the picture are part of the ongoing excavations at St. Nicholas Kirk, one of the oldest churches in Aberdeen dating as far back as 1157. Trey came home yesterday from his Church History seminar and I have rarely seen him so excited. He could hardly stop talking about all the archaeological findings that were presented at the seminar. The presenter showed them numerous pictures of skeletons, bone fragments, textile remnants, and coins unearthed in the church. The fascinating part is that through forensic analysis, the archaeologists can ascertain the cause of death and other interesting facts concerning the individuals' burials and lifestyles, such as whether they smoked or had arthritis. Amazingly, even hair and teeth have survived. November 25th the site will be opened to the public for viewing from the gallery and Trey is hoping we might be able to stop by.
You can read more about the weekly findings and see numerous pictures if you follow the link in this blog's title. I call it CSI: Medieval Times.