From bones to biomolecules: can the dead teach us anything?

05 - 06 July 2023 13:00 - 11:30 The Royal Society Free
Charlotte Roberts

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

From caring for the living as a nurse to studying the distant dead (skeletons), Professor Charlotte Roberts FBA will take you on a bioarchaeological journey. In doing so, she will introduce you to the intriguing nature of the 'what, why, and how' of bioarchaeology, a part of archaeological enquiry that encompasses the humanities, social sciences and sciences. She will explain how she gives voices to our ancestors and enables them to tell us their life stories through the work she does. In taking this deep time perspective to understanding who we are today and where life might take us in the future, through some case studies she will argue that bioarchaeology has much to offer us today. Are we living more healthy lives now or should we be learning lessons from our past that might help us plan for the future?

Attending the event

Talks will be held in the Kohn Centre at the following times:

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 1pm 

Thursday 6 July 2023, 11am

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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