FOUR FUNERALS AND A WEDDING
One of the bodies was just 5 feet 5 inches long,
and missing its hands, most likely from four centuries
of deterioration. It had been jostled during burial,
so the head and shoulders were scrunched
long before the wooden coffin lid and
the weight of the dirt above had collapsed on it.
Flesh no longer held the jaw shut; when this skeleton
was brushed free late in 2013, it looked unhinged
as if it were howling...