Book charts research into 'Gristhorpe Man' by University of Bradford

Researchers carry out work on the Gristhorpe Man

Researchers carry out work on the Gristhorpe Man

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A book about research into the ‘Gristhorpe Man’ carried out by archaeologists at the University of Bradford will be unveiled today.

The remains of Britain’s best- preserved Bronze Age skeleton were examined by a team of 12 researchers at the University of Bradford and tests carried out at Bradford Royal Infirmary determined his cause of death was a brain tumour.

As well as detailing results of scientific studies from 2005 to 2008, the book includes chapters by leading Bronze Age archaeologists on the historical and archaeological context.

The skeleton was uncovered in an oak log in Gristhorpe, North Yorkshire, in 1834, by land owner, William Beswick.

The ‘Gristhorpe Man’ continues to be one of the most popular exhibits at the Rotunda Museum, Scarborugh. The book will be unveiled at the town’s William Smith Museum of Geology.

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