Bioanthropological Investigation of the Caults at Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, North Carolina
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SubjectPhysical anthropology--North Carolina--Brunswick County; Brunswick County (N.C.)--Antiquities; Orton Plantation (N.C.)--Antiquities; Antiquities; Physical anthropology; North Carolina--Brunswick County; North Carolina--Orton Plantation
During the architectural conservation efforts on the Orton burial vaults (31BW787**2) it became necessary to open the vaults to make repairs. These repairs, however, would cause damage to any skeletal remains present in the vaults. Consequently, a detailed research design was prepared that would allow conservation efforts, after the vaults were opened and their associated skeletal remains and other artifacts were carefully removed. After both the repair of the vault and the analysis, all of the identified remains were placed in new caskets and replaced in their appropriate vault. The vaults were then resealed. These investigations provided an unprecedented opportunity to examine a colonial population from the lower Cape Fear, as well as their associated burial hardware, and the construction of the vaults.
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