Animal Bones from Archaeological Sites

Saturday 18 February, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Suitability: 14+

Two Sessions: 11am & 12pm (60 mins each)

Free. Booking Recommended

Animal bones are one of the most common artefacts found during archaeological excavations. For the most part, they are predominantly comprised of bones which have been discarded after eating meat.
This workshop will teach you how to identify the most common bones found during Irish excavations. Participants will examine bones from actual excavations and, by using modern comparative skeletal material, learn how to identify them. This information allows us to reconstruct the meat diets of our ancestors.
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Archaeology & Palaeoecology Centre
42 Fitzwilliam Street BT9 6AX


Queens University Belfast