Location: North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand Street, Hitchin SG5 1JE
Dates: 17-18th June
Cost: £110 for the weekend or £60 per day and including tea, coffee, and course
Age: 17+
Training / Experience: For people of any background & training
Accommodation: No
Organization: Osteoarchaeology Initiatives North Hertfordshire Museum
Name: Dr David Klingle
Address: North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand Street, Hitchin SG5 1JE
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 07578323410


Students in action at North Hertfordshire Museum (Pic: Dr David Klingle / Dr Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews)

Interested in learning more about human remains or need to practice your osteology skills? North Hertfordshire Museum is hosting a weekend hands-on 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. In a museum environment, students will learn how to conduct skeletal analyses on Roman and early Medieval remains and understand how people who lived in the past. 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 the past

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


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