Life and death in Bristol in the 19th century

Life and death in the 19th century

Thursday 6 December


Medecroft 15, King Alfred Quarter, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

Wessex Centre seminar talk by Dr Heidi Dawson-Hobbis, Lecturer in Biological Anthropology at University of Winchester, Honorary Research Associate at University of Bristol and Consultant Osteoarchaeologist to Avon Archaeology Ltd.

Human remains from two recent cemetery excavations in Bristol have the potential to uncover a vast amount of information about the lives and deaths of its nineteenth century inhabitants. This talk will discuss some of the preliminary findings, including evidence for surgical interventions and post-mortem dissections, from an assessment of the remains from the St Catherine’s Court (1838-1898) and St George’s (1820-1885) cemeteries.

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