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Research Report

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Part 4 of 5


This is a report prepared by Douglas W. Owsley and Karin Bruwelheide, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in fulfillment of the Contract Agreement between the Smithsonian Institution. The objectives of this report included identification and documentation of the bones and artifacts recovered from the well, establishing the temporal context, and interpreting the relationship of the materials to the site’s use and history as an early medical school in the city of Richmond. This report has three main sections: a review of the archival history of the school as it related to the use of the well, a description of the artifact assemblage, and documentation of the human remains, including craniometric and postcraniometric analyses. Researchers with differing areas of expertise contributed to this report.