IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1002: The Study of Medieval Life through Human Skeletal Remains, I

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:English Heritage
Organisers:Simon Mays, English Heritage Centre for Archaeology, Portsmouth
Sebastian Payne, English Heritage, London
Moderator/Chair:Sebastian Payne, English Heritage, London
Paper 1002-aBelief and Identity: Combining Archaeological and Skeletal Evidence in Medieval Cemeteries
(Language: English)
Barney Sloane, English Heritage, London
Paper 1002-bThe Osteology of Medieval Monastic Life
(Language: English)
Simon Mays, English Heritage Centre for Archaeology, Portsmouth
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Monasticism, Science
Paper 1002-cCan Skeletons from Archaeological Sites Tell us anything about the Experience of Disability in the Medieval Period?: Evidence, Potential, and Problems
(Language: English)
Charlotte Ann Roberts, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Medicine, Science
Abstract

In the UK, skeletal remains of more than 40,000 individuals excavated from cemetery sites dating to the medieval period are curated in museums or other institutions. The aim of this session is to illustrate, using results of recent scientific work, the contribution which the study of this unique research resource has made to our understanding of themes of mutual interest to archaeologists and historians.