Gap in the market >>> Man V 851

Period: first half 11th century, high middle ages

01-vlak man 1

02-vlak man 2

03-vlak man 3

04-vlak man 4

Very distant family.

Very distant family.

Facial reconstruction from the excavation: Gat in de Markt, Vlaardingen.
Man V 851

This man died in his forties. What is special about this individual is that he had two dents in his skull signifying major trauma. “Blunt object”-trauma or an accident? Who knows? The man lived through it although, and died later at a normal age for that time period. What is even more remarkable is the fact that through an extensive DNA-search, researchers managed to track down family, a presently living (very) distant relative of this medieval man. This research was named “The Quest for the Original Vlaardinger”. That this DNA-match was found can certainly be called exceptional.

Client:  the Vlaarding Archeological Office – VLAK.