Bones & Burials: People in the Past

Sunday 19 February, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Suitability: All Ages

Free. Booking Recommended

Archaeologists often encounter human skeletons on excavations. A huge amount of information can be obtained about the people who lived in the past from skeletons – what diseases they suffered from, what they ate and sometimes even why they died. From their bones it is possible to tell if a skeleton is from a man or a woman, what age they died at and how tall they were. In the session participants will make a skeleton jigsaw and have the opportunity to try some of the methods used by osteoarchaeologists. They will also have the chance to see the effects of diseases, including leprosy and tuberculosis, on bones and learn about what happens if you don’t brush your teeth!
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School of Natural and Built Environment
Queens University
Elmwood Ave
Belfast BT9 6AY


Queens University Belfast