The Archaeology of Disease Documented in Skeletons

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Date / time
Date(s) - 26 October
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
Museum of London

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Disease affects us all during our lives. This lecture will show how archaeological skeletons can inform our understanding of people’s health in the past. It will focus on how this is done and why it is important, including recent research on infectious disease. It will show how the deep time perspective that we gain by analysing skeletons from different burial contexts provides us with a better understanding of who we are today.

This is a free public lecture by Professor Charlotte Roberts, Durham University. There is no need to book for this lecture – it will be run on a “first come, first served” basis. All information is available on the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-archaeology-of-disease-documented-in-skeletons