Mini conference on Sickness, Disease and Death

Lancashire Archaeological Society is delighted to invite CAS members to their first ever mini conference on Sickness, Disease and Death, Saturday 12th February 2022, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm. Tickets £12.

Sickness, Disease and Death holds a fascination for many archaeologists and historians as a primary source of evidence about the lives of past populations. This mini conference will present new research happening in our region.

First, we have Professor Geoff Timmins (UCLAN) speaking about Investigating sickness, disease and death: the local historian at work. Geoff will cover the lure of the physical evidence – local gravestone and monument inscriptions, the public health dimension: identifying and explaining local population crises.

He is followed by a speaker from Norton Priory Museum in Cheshire. Norton has an important collection of skeletal remains from patrons and monks and the talk will focus on new research into diseases and diet of the inhabitants.

And finally, we have Suzanne McGalliard, from Headland Archaeology, on the post excavation skeletal analysis completed on St Peter’s Burial Ground, Blackburn. Before working at Headland Archaeology, Sue worked in Western Australia with Aboriginal communities and the mining sector, undertook the exhumation and analysis of the first Archbishop of Perth and is working on the HS2 project.

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