An osteoarchaeological analysis of nineteenth century Bristol

Presented by Dr Heidi Dawson-Hobbis

Dr Heidi Dawson-Hobbis discusses how archaeologists gather information from skeletal remains, such as age-at-death, sex, and evidence for disease and trauma, to enable us to build up a story of the once living individual.  Case studies will be used from excavated cemeteries in Bristol, including St George’s, to illustrate what we can learn about both individuals and populations, as well as informing us on the medical history of the city, during the nineteenth century.

Dr Heidi Dawson-Hobbis is Lecturer in Biological Anthropology at the University of Winchester, a consultant ostearchaeologist, and an honorary research associate at the University of Bristol.

Monday 12 November

Stories from Skeletons


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