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EgRk-2 human remains recovery (1973)
Non-Permitted investigations October 2017
This report describes the recovery and analysis of a partial human skeleton exposed in June of 1973 during road maintenance work at an unrecorded archaeological site (later recorded as EgRk-2) near Kelly Lake, southwest of Clinton, B.C. The discovery and results of analysis have not been previously reported. The undated remains are from a single individual, an adult female in her late 20’s or older. She experienced a major crushing injury to her left thigh, possibly in later childhood or early adolescence, resulting in significant damage to the left femur. After the injury, she suffered from an associated chronic osteomyelitis of the left femur. Her overall dietary health, along with the fact her remains were buried at the time of death, suggests she retained her social status in spite of her injury and mobility issues, and that she was the recipient of at least periodic if not regular care and assistance.
Excavations (Archaeology)--British Columbia
Arnoud H. Stryd gave permission for this to be included in TRUSpace