23 May 2013
The MOLA osteology team work on some of the most intriguing and exciting assemblages in the country. In the last decade we have assessed over 12000 inhumations, 250 cremations and huge quantities of faunal remains both in-house and for external clients.
You can find out more in our blog and on academia.
Exciting discoveries in Farringdon made the news!
The team are continuing their work for the Digitised Diseases project at the Royal College of Surgeons. They have completed 3D scans of a number of interesting specimens, including several cases of congenital syphilis, giant cell tumours, trepanation, and osteopetrosis (where your bones almost literally turn to stone!).
Some recent publications:
Walker, D, 2012 Disease in London, 1st–19th centuries: an illustrated guide to diagnosis, MOLA monograph 56
Fowler L and Powers N, 2012 Doctors, dissection and resurrection men: excavations in the 19th-century burial ground of the London Hospital, 2006, MOLA Monograph 62 SOLD OUT
Connell B, A Gray Jones, R Redfern and D Walker, 2012 Spitalfields: a bioarchaeological study of health and disease from a medieval London cemetery: Archaeological excavations at Spitalfields Market 1991–2007, volume 3, MOLA Monograph 60
Miles A with Connell B, 2012, New Bunhill Fields burial ground, Southwark: excavations at Globe Academy, 2008, Archaeology Studies Series 24
Beaumont J, Geber J, Powers N, Wilson A, Lee-Thorp J and Montgomery J, 2013, Victims and survivors: stable isotopes used to identify migrants from the Great Irish Famine to 19th Century London, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 150, 87-98
Henderson M, and Walker D, 2012 Smoking may seriously affect your skeleton, The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9818, 796-797
If you are interested in MOLA 'grey' literature, please contact Natasha Powers, Head of Osteology.