Remains of 5 individuals killed in battle found under castle
Published on May 27th, 2011 | by Admin0
Peter Yeoman, Historic Scotland’s head of cultural heritage, said yesterday that the new discoveries about the grim fate of the lady and the four other skeletons found beneath the royal chapel were remarkable.
He said: “This discovery is unique in Scottish archaeology. And it opens up a new area of understanding of gender roles in battle.”
He added: “It is extraordinary to find a group of individuals from the 1300s who are all exhibiting terrible wounds from death in battle. But then to find a woman among the group allows us to speculate on matters that otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to imagine.
Story: Frank Urquhart, Scotsman.com | Photo: Scotsman.com