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Archaeology of the Body

Posted on 09 Nov 2016
The museum is holding an archaeology workshop on 'Archaeology of the Body' with Dr Wendelin Morrison on Saturday 19 November, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Bodies are central to the study of archaeology, but what can they tell us and how can we understand them? This session gives an introduction to skeletons in archaeological contexts, types of preservations which have enabled the bodies and skeletal remains of past peoples to be investigated by archaeologists, and how bodies and body parts become more than mere biological remains, and become or are formed into artefacts in the past and the present. Dr Morrison initially trained in the field as an archaeologist with the then Greater Manchester Archaeology Unit in the early 1990s. She studied for her undergraduate degree in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Dr Morrison's PhD at the University of York's Department of Archaeology addressed reflexive theory and method in the interpretation of human remains. She has presented papers, and run workshops and conference sessions internationally, including at the World Archaeology Congress. Tickets cost £15 (including tea/coffee) and are available from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre or on 01202 886116. Booking is essential. For further information please contact the museum.