An Examination of Three Roman Funerary Urns

By
Monika Lay
Monika Lay ('13) graduated with degrees in Archaeology and Molecular and Cellular Biology at Johns Hopkins. She was the President of the Archaeology Club and worked at the Archaeological Museum since her sophomore year. She completed a Master's degree in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh in the spring of 2014. She will begin medical school in the fall of 2014.
The three Roman urns as displayed in the Archaeological Museum

The three Roman urns as displayed in the Archaeological Museum

An Examination of Three Roman Funerary Urns

This paper will discuss the results of the examination of the three Roman funerary urns in the museum collection. During the course of this research, the cremated remains in each urn compartment was examined, determining how many individuals were present and their approximate ages and sexes. These urns were also compared with urns in other museum collections.

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