Archaeology of Human Remains – new workshops

 

MBArchaeology will be hosting two new workshops on the Archaeology of Human Remains in June. Based at Creswell Crags, the workshops will explore the many roles that human remains play in archaeology. These workshops will form part of our Bones of Contention project.

 

WORKSHOP ONE: Human Remains: The Bare Bones of Human Osteology

Date: Friday 12th June, 10am-3pm, Creswell Crags

Human Remains Specialist Dr. Lauren McIntyre will provide an introduction to the study of human remains within archaeology. Topics covered will include an overview of information that can be gained from the study of archaeological human bones, general skeletal anatomy, an introduction to age at death, biological sex and living stature estimation. Participants will also have the opportunity to conduct a guided anatomical layout of a real archaeological human skeleton.

 

WORKSHOP TWO: Human Remains: Grave Matters in Archaeology

Date: Saturday 13th June, 10am-3pm, Creswell Crags

Human Remains Specialist Dr. Lauren McIntyre will show how analysis of the skeleton may be used to provide evidence of diet, human migration, and numerous other themes, as well as examining how evidence from the site of burial/grave contexts may further our understanding of the deceased. We will then focus on how evidence gained from the analysis of human remains can be combined with archaeological evidence to provide interpretations.

 

 

The workshops will stand alone but participants will gain more benefit from attending both sessions.

Price: £30 per workshop (Book on both Human Remains workshops for the discounted price of £50)

To book: matt@mbarchaeology.co.uk