Information for record number MWA9832:
Find of medieval human skull in Warwick

Summary Find of a medieval human skull in The Butts area of Warwick.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Warwick
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: 00
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Description

 
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1 Find of a human skull in association with some animal bones. The discovery was before, or during 1960, somewhere in the grounds of King's High School.
 
Sources

Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Human skull found in Warwick
Author/originator: Dr. H. Stephen Tibbits
Date: 1960
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Glossary

 
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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument SCHOOL * An establishment in which people, usually children, are taught. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument BUTTS * A mound or structure on which an archery, musketry or artillery target is erected. Use specific type where known. back

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