Hands on Talk & Workshop: From Workhouse to Mill: The skeletal evidence for pauper apprentices
Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG4 1LE
With Dr. Rebecca Gowland, Senior Lecturer in Bioarchaeology, Durham University
Human skeletal remains provide a wealth of evidence about the lives of past people. Information about age-at-death, diet, place of origin, disease and occupation can all be gleaned.
This talk will provide an overview of a recent study of skeletal remains excavated from Fewston, North Yorkshire, with a particular focus on the children. It will reveal the hardships faced by these youngest members of society during the industrialisation of the 18th and 19th century.
Fee: £5 per person
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