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Written on our bones: skeletons and human stories

Written on our bones: skeletons and human stories
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12 Oct 2017 10:30am - 4pm

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Leeds City Museum

Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

A study day exploring archaeology and human remains through a series of fascinating talks.  A must for those working in archaeology and related fields, as well as for anyone interested in local history and the stories of those who have gone before us. No previous knowledge needed.

Programme of talks:

'The Bare Bones of Burials in Commercial Archaeology: Challenges and Rewards?' Dave Hunter (West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Services WYAAS) and David Williams (Archaeological Services ASWYAS)

'Past London Lives: revealed through skeletal time travel' Jelena Bekvalac (Museum of London)

'Human remains: the museum perspective' Katherine Baxter (Leeds Museums & Galleries) and Natalie Buy (York Museums Trust)

'One thousand years of life and death in Northern England: the story revealed by the University of Sheffield's skeletal collections' Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins (University of Sheffield)

'Towton and beyond: the skeletal collections at the University of Bradford' Dr Jo Buckberry (University of Bradford)

Price includes refreshments and lunch. Concessions available for 16-18 year olds, students, unemployed people, disabled people (carers free). Proof of identity required.

Part of our programme of events to accompany the Skeletons: Our Buried Bones exhibition. For more information visit www.leeds.gov.uk/skeletons.

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones is a collaboration between Wellcome Collection and the Museum of London, touring to Glasgow, Bristol and Leeds over 2016-2018.

 

 

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£20, including refreshments and lunch £15 concessions - 16-18 year olds, students, unemployed people, disabled people (carers free). Proof of identity required.

Wheelchair Access

The whole building is accessible and interactives and displays are set at a variety of heights.

Leeds City Museum
  • Adults only
  • Wheelchair access
  • Heritage
  • Talk
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