Interested in learning more about human remains or need to practice your osteology skills?
Museums Luton is hosting one or two day human remains workshops as part of a project to further our understanding of health in and around Luton and allow people the opportunity to directly analyse human remains from the Roman and Medieval periods.
This is an ideal opportunity for undergraduates and graduates in archaeology and forensics, local archaeologists from societies as well as anyone who wants to know more about osteology and what human remains can tell you. It is a great way to gain experience of human remains in a museum environment and learn about the past from people who lived through it. Classes are limited to ten students to ensure maximum access to the remains and guidance from a trained osteoarchaeologist with experience on hundreds of skeletal remains.
The day will include:
- training in how to identify different bones and layout a human skeleton;
- learning how to clean, box, and curate remains;
- determining sex, age, and height of individuals;
- identifying different pathologies and the health of a person at death;
- using skeletal remains and other evidence to reconstruct life in different periods;
- reviewing the different stages of skeletal remains from burial, archaeological excavation, osteological study, curation or reburial.
Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton LU1 4LX