Open Days

 

Since 2013 the Rothwell Charnel Chapel Project team have been running public open days in Holy Trinity Church. Our open days provide an opportunity to share our research with the public as well as to seek feedback on work in progress.

Our latest open day was on 6th August 2016. Ossuary tours took place throughout the day, and visitors were also able to find out a bit more about human osteology from current University of Sheffield students. Greer Dewdney, our Project Intern for six months during 2015-16 led teams to undertake a surface survey of the cemetery, looking for disturbed residual objects that might help reveal the long history of human activity around Holy Trinity Church.

MSc student Allie Taylor explaining how to determine age at death from the skeleton

MSc student Allie Taylor explaining how to determine age at death from the skeleton

MSc student Aryel Rigano demonstrates method for assessing sex from the pelvis

MSc student Aryel Rigano demonstrates method for assessing sex from the pelvis

Members of the public undertook a surface survey of the cemetery and found animal bone, pottery and metal dating from the last 1000 years

Members of the public undertook a surface survey of the cemetery and found animal bone, pottery and metal dating from the last 1000 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our next open day will be in Summer 2017. Everyone is welcome!

 

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