Forensic Anthropology

  • Do Our Diseases Define Us?

    The project focuses on identifying palaeopathology and historical dissection techniques present amongst the specimens from the 18th and 19th century human anatomy and pathology collection curated at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The main aim of this project is to provide a greater understanding of the evolution of medicine in the 18th and 19th […]

  • Understanding Violence in Medieval London: An Examination of the Skeletal Evidence

    It is often taken for granted that the medieval period was a particularly violent time. But how accurate is this stereotype? This project addressed this question by identifying and interpreting the patterns and prevalence of trauma, particularly that attributed to violence, in human remains from medieval London. In total, data from six distinct sites in and around […]

  • Bioarchaeology of Ibiza, Spain

    Dr Nicholas Marquez-Grant has been analysing human remains from the island of Ibiza in Spain since 1999. Ibiza in the Western Mediterranean is located in a strategic position and has received the influence from a variety of cultural groups throughout its history. Ibiza was indeed an important centre in antiquity . This project examines human […]