IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1102: The Study of Medieval Life through Human Skeletal Remains, II

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:English Heritage
Organisers:Simon Mays, English Heritage Centre for Archaeology, Portsmouth
Sebastian Payne, English Heritage, London
Moderator/Chair:Sebastian Payne, English Heritage, London
Respondent:Richard Morris, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / School of Music, Humanities & Media, University of Huddersfield
Paper 1102-aCourteous Knights, Holy Blissful Martyrs and Cruel Avengers: A Consideration of the Changing Social Milieu of Medieval Warfare from the Perspective of Human Remains
(Language: English)
Christopher Kn├╝sel, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Military History, Science
Paper 1102-bDead Men Don't Talk - But They still Carry a Passport: How to Spot a Migrant Using Teeth, Rocks, Rain, and a Little Bit of Chemistry
(Language: English)
Janet Montgomery, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Demography, 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.