International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 51–62 | Cite as

Cremated human skeletal remains from three Roman Glass urns from Italy in the National Museum of Denmark

  • M. J. Becker


Although a small number of Roman glass urns used as cinerary containers are known, no study has ever been conducted of the human bones that they contain. This pilot study presents information regarding age and gender of the individuals found in three of these urns at the Danish National Museum as well as basic data regarding the urns themselves. This information, when compared with data that may be secured from the collections of the British Museum and elsewhere, may provide evidence for cultural, temporal or regional variations in the use of glass containers as urns for the bones of the dead.


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  • M. J. Becker
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  1. 1.West ChesterUniversity of PennsylvaniaWest ChesterUSA

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