2016-2017 EHAS annual lecture series:

EHAS Lecture series:

Saturday 8 October 2016:
Hertfordshire Place names,
by Anthony Poulton-Smith, Author and Freelance journalist

Saturday 12 November 2016:
Much Hadham Forge Museum: Its story and collection highlights, by Cristina Harrison, curator at Hadham Forge Museum.

Saturday 11 February 2017:
Verulamium revealed, by Kris Lockyear, Director Welwyn Archaeological Society

Saturday 11 March 2017:
Roman Bath and a comparison with Britain, by Anna Mangini, Codicote Local History Society.
 

All lectures take place at Bengeo Parish Hall, Duncombe Rd, by Tower St, Hertford SG14 3DA on Saturdays at 2.30pm. All visitors welcome
To find out more, please contact the EHAS Lecture Secretary Mr Brian Shillum
by emailing
info@EHAS.org.uk

 

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On 9th July, 2016 North Hertfordshire Museum, Hitchin is hosting a one-day hands-on human remains workshop as part of a project to further our understanding of health in and around Baldock, Hertfordshire, the site of small Roman town. This is an ideal opportunity for local archaeologists and historians from societies, archaeology and forensic students, as well as anyone who wants to know more about osteology and what human remains can tell you. It is a great way to gain hands-on experience of human remains in a museum environment and learn about the past from people who lived through it.
Classes are limited to twelve students to ensure maximum access to the remains and guidance from a trained osteoarchaeologist with experience on hundreds of skeletal remains. The day will include: training in how to identify different bones and layout a human skeleton; learning how to clean, box, and curate remains; determining sex, age, and height of individuals; identifying different pathologies and the health of a person at death; using skeletal remains and other evidence to reconstruct life in different periods; reviewing the different stages of skeletal remains from burial, archaeological excavation, osteological study, curation or reburial.

The classes will be held at the North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand Street, Hitchin SG5 1JE and run from 10:00-5pm.The cost is 55 a day and including tea, coffee, and course material.

If interested please contact Dr. David Klingle, Osteoarchaeologist, at 07578323410 or david.klingle@cantab.net ,
david.klingle@yahoo.co.uk