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Biographies in Bone

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Skulls, skeletons, death masks, mummies, bones from a 19th-century plague pit and an axe-cleaved Iron Age skull... some of the items in the University of Cambridge's Duckworth Laboratory -- one of the world's largest repositories of human remains. Hear about some of the stories -- the biographies in bone -- that are unfolding through research on this fascinating collection, including the analysis of the diet and journeys taken by pre-Dynastic Egyptians who lived in the Sahara Desert thousands of years ago.

The Duckworth Laboratory at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies is dedicated to the study of human and primate anatomy and anthropology:

www.human-evol.cam.ac.uk/duckw­orth.html
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Skulls, skeletons, death masks, mummies, bones from a 19th-century plague pit and an axe-cleaved Iron Age skull... some of the items in the University of Cambridge's Duckworth Laboratory -- one of the world's largest repositories of human remains. Hear about some of the stories -- the biographies in bone -- that are unfolding through research on this fascinating collection, including the analysis of the diet and journeys taken by pre-Dynastic Egyptians who lived in the Sahara Desert thousands of years ago.

The Duckworth Laboratory at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies is dedicated to the study of human and primate anatomy and anthropology:

www.human-evol.cam.ac.uk/duckw­orth.html Show less

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