“By comparing the skeletal trauma of remains buried in various locations within a town like Cambridge, we can gauge the hazards of daily life experienced by different spheres of medieval society.”
The presence of glass beads in West African archaeological sites provides important evidence of long-distance trade between this part of the continent and the rest of the world between the 7th and 13th centuries.
Built during the reigns of David II of Scotland and Edward III of England, the bridge is of historic and strategic national importance.
Examining the contents of ancient toilets may not be every scientists dream job but for researchers into pre-industrial societies it may hold important evidence for our health today.
“A shared digital humanities approach to these sources on a new scale offers the potential to enhance our understanding of the advancements of the northern renaissance.” Dr Jackson Armstrong
“The site includes finds from the Pictish through to the Viking period.”
Some more images from the Castle Street excavations Kirkwall’s Castle by ORCA before they are covered over