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“Marcus” of Eindhoven

Project: Sint Catharinakerk

Era: Late Middle Ages
Period: around 1300 CE
infant
Age: 10
Marcus (named after St. Mark, who was depicted on a coin found in his grave) was a young boy who lived in the city of Eindhoven around 1300 AD
lees verder
. This skeleton is one of the first skeletons in the Netherlands to receive DNA testing. At that time it was possible to deduce sex (a boy) and population group (northwest Europe or the central Mediterranean region) . The ability to determine hair, skin and eye color was still in the future. His skeleton shows signs of poor health, and he was very small for his age.

location:

1998   Eindhoven

exhibitions:

Marcus van Eindhoven
Sint Catharinakerk
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client:

Archaeological Department of Eindhoven

Project: Sint Catharinakerk

Era: Late Middle Ages
Period: around 1300 CE
infant
Age: 10
Marcus (named after St. Mark, who was depicted on a coin found in his grave) was a young boy who lived in the city of Eindhoven around 1300 AD
lees verder
. This skeleton is one of the first skeletons in the Netherlands to receive DNA testing. At that time it was possible to deduce sex (a boy) and population group (northwest Europe or the central Mediterranean region) . The ability to determine hair, skin and eye color was still in the future. His skeleton shows signs of poor health, and he was very small for his age.

location:

1998   Eindhoven

exhibitions:

Marcus van Eindhoven
Sint Catharinakerk
link

client:

Archaeological Department of Eindhoven
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