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Skeleton Science

Skeleton Science Exhibition

18th May 2012, 11:00 to 16:00, Repeated daily until 20th October 2012, Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology

18th May - 4th November
This exhibition explores excavated human remains and the fascinating work of bioarchaeologists. One of the most intriguing jobs in modern archaeology is the study of excavated human remains. This exhibition brings to life the work of bioarchaeologists as they attempt to unlock the secrets of our long dead ancestors using clues from just the bones left behind.

Trace the life of a skeleton from excavation right through to the laboratory, exploring disease, injury, family relationships and incredible journeys. Test your skills with our hand on activities and discover how this cutting edge science is helping to solve some of the greatest archaeological and medical mysteries.

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