Bedlam Burial Ground Project Design

Document type: Good Practice Document
Author: Marit Leenstra
Publication Date: 26/05/2015

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  • Abstract

    This archaeological project aimed to compile a burial register for the Bedlam burial ground excavated by Crossrail from 2011-2015, in order to find out who was buried there and where they came from. The knowledge generated from this project will be a useful source of reference for future excavation and research. Furthermore, this is a great opportunity for the general public to become involved in the archaeological excavations brought about by the Crossrail project.

    This project has shown that crowd-sourcing can be a very successful method to engage the public in archaeology and in addition conduct important research, which would otherwise not have been done, due to restrictions on time and funds.

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