NI Science Festival

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition


Burials and Bones: People in the Past - Early sold out event attended by 30 participants
Archaeologists often encounter human skeletons during their work on excavations. A huge amount of information can be obtained about the people who lived in the past from skeletons – what diseases they suffered from, what they ate and sometimes even why they died. From their bones it is possible to tell if a skeleton is from a man or a woman, what age they died at and how tall they were. In the session participants will make a skeleton jigsaw and have the opportunity to try out some of the methods used by osteoarchaeologists. They will also have the chance to see the effects of diseases, including leprosy and tuberculosis, on bones and learn about what happens if you don’t brush your teeth!
Period19 Feb 2017
Event typeExhibition
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional