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Shining the Light On…

… Osteoarchaeology
Wessex Archaeology’s human bone specialists – osteoarchaeologists Jacqueline McKinley and Kirsten Egging Dinwiddy – are hard at work this week putting together a new display for the head office in Salisbury. 
The display introduces staff, volunteers, clients and other visitors to the scientific analysis of human remains. It consists of material unearthed by our teams in the field, including examples with many interesting pathological conditions, such as fractures, arthritis, and growths caused by prostate cancer. It also explains the methods for determining the age and sex of the individuals. 
Our display cabinet provides a point of interest and learning within the office. The displays are changed every few months and usually feature a site that we have excavated, or a particular archaeological process. 
By Laura Joyner


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