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The Osteoarchaeological Project

Basic human osteology, skeletal analysis and curation of human remains

Interested in learning more about human remains or need to practice your osteology skills?

North Hertfordshire Museum is hosting a weekend human remains workshop to understand health in Roman and early Medieval England.

This is an ideal opportunity for students of archaeology and anyone that wants to learn more about osteology and gain hands-on experience with human remains.

Classes are limited to twelve students to ensure maximum access to remains.

The weekend will include:

• Identifying different bones and the layout of a human skeleton

• 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

• Learning how to curate remains

• Reviewing the different stages of studying skeletal remains from burial, archaeological excavation, osteological study and curation or reburial

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th June 2022

10am - 4.30pm

£125 for the whole weekend, includes tea, coffee and course materials. There is a cafe on-site where you can purchase lunch and refreshments.

Over 18s only

North Hertfordshire Museum Brand Street, Hitchin SG5 1JE

01462 474554

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North Hertfordshire Museum

Brand Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JE

01462 474554


Opening times

Museum: Tue-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, Sun 11am-3pm

Hitchin Town Hall: Mon - Fri, (Closed Bank holidays)

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