Dead Bones tell no tales – unless of course they are being looked at by an archaeologist! Then they often can tell quite a few tales, from where they grew up to what they ate to how old they were when they died.
Join archaeologist Ellen Green to see how skeletons can help us build biographies of the people they once were, and how that helps us understand past civilizations. Learn how the latest forensic and medical knowledge can be applied to people who died thousands of years ago in order to create a window into their lives and their deaths. This presentation will include pictures of (archeological) human remains. This is a virtual event. Registration is required.
Ellen Green is a PhD researcher at the University of Reading in England, specializing in human remains. Prior to her return to academia she was a field archaeologist in London for 5 years, and she has worked on sites from every period in the city’s history. She developed a love of archaeology through many visits to Roman ruins and castles in the UK over many vacations, which inspired a fascination with the past. She is also a big fan of Indiana Jones.
What: Speaking with the dead lecture
When: Saturday, November 04, 2023
Where: Virtual online via Baldwin Public Library (Birmingham)
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free (But you must register)