Human Remains Study Day

A basic guide to the archaeology and recording of human remains with Wessex Archaeology osteoarchaeologist Kirsten Dinwiddy

Date:Sat, 19 March 2016
Pricing:Members £25, Non-Members £30
Time:Doors open at 10am for a 10.30am start, ending at approx. 4pm
Contact:General enquiries to Andy Manning -

This day school, hosted by Wessex Archaeology at Old Sarum Park near Salisbury, will focus on the discovery and archaeological contexts in which human remains can be found, the initial ageing and sexing of human remains and aspects of physical anthropology, pathology and mortuary rites. There will be a hands-on demonstration of how a formal assessment is conducted and a  chance to practise your knowledge of the arrangement of the human skeleton using excavated human remains.

This a useful guide in becoming familiar with human material recovered from site and its treatment.

We recommend you bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

Meeting point:  Wessex Archaeology, Portway House, Old Sarum Park, Salisbury, SP4 6EB



Please contact Andy Manning to place your name on the reserve list.




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