anthropology of emotion

Excavation of 700-year old lovers at St Morrell, England

Sometimes archaeology uncovers things that make us stop for a moment. I was reading about the discovery of two 700-year old skeletons from the site of a lost chapel at St Morrell, near Leicester in England. Archaeologists dig up skeletons all the time, and there was little doubt that the team working at St Morrell would find ancient bodies in their excavations. What drew my attention was that two of the bodies buried there were placed in a grave holding hands.