Burial Interpretation

Based on the evidence we have gathered throughout our research, we have determined that the burial layout would have been something similar to the image below. It depicts Ava lying partially on her right hand side, and partially on her back. The Beaker has been positioned behind her head, and the flints just in front. A shoulder of beef, recovered as a cattle scapula, was then placed on top of her left shoulder. It is possible that flowers were included in the burial, here depicted as a scattering of meadowsweet (which we found evidence for in the form of pollen recovered from the Beaker). She is depicted with dark, black hair and tan skin. Her clothing, which we have no evidence for, has been drawn as if it had been made from animal hide, most likely cattle.

Burial reconstruction FINAL
A visual interpretation of the burial (copyright Maya Hoole)