Tyne and Wear HER(18): Claxheugh, River Wear, skeletal material - Details
Claxheugh, River Wear, skeletal material
Dredging the River Wear opposite Claxheugh produced large quantities of human bones and deer antlers, and a Roman coin. Johnson reported on 3 human skulls, two of which he believed to be male Roman soldiers, the third probably a young woman, perhaps a slave. The date he gave them was the result of the discovery, also in the dredging, of a Roman coin.
<< HER 18 >> F.H. Johnson, 1860, On Ancient Remains found in the bed of the River Wear, at Claxheugh. Tyneside Naturalist's Field Club Vol. IV (for 1858-60), pp. 117-122