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Extra-Curricular Visit for Classics Students

Notre Dame Classics students visited Bradford University’s new, state of the art Archaeology laboratories for a People in the Past workshop on 24th February 2016.

The University of Bradford has an international reputation for teaching and research in human skeletal remains and the Human Osteology (bone) workshop gave the students the opportunity to gain hands on experience, examining both real and synthetic skeletons.

This workshop focused on the analysis of human bones, showing how we can construct the human profiles of people who lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

Staff in the department showed students how to determine such things as how tall the person was in life by examining the femur and tibia bones.  Students also got to observe the effects of injuries and illnesses on the human body.

All students said they very much enjoyed the experience and, for some, it confirmed their choice to work in this field in the future.

Classics Student James King, taking part in the workshop

Classics Student James King, taking part in the workshop