People of the revolution: archaeological skeletal investigations
Curator of Hunan Osteology, Centre for Human Bioarchaeology, Museum of London
Studying archaeological human skeletal remains of those long dead enables us to endeavour to chronicle the lives of these people. They have a tangible resonance from the times in which they lived and died capturing our imagination wanting to know more about their lives. The Museum of London is very fortunate to curate extensive skeletal collections which provide considerable scope for being able to tell numerous stories of the people interwoven throughout London’s history. This presentation will examine some of these people’s stories and how using modern imaging techniques on London and non-metropolitan skeletal collections, they can inform with the synthesis of data in unlocking details about the impact of industrialisation on London health.