University of Leeds

University of Bradford

Wakefield Council

You Are What You Ate

Bone workshops

Tibia with rickets, image courtesy of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford

The project has provided a unique opportunity for members of the public to sign up for bone workshops in the dedicated osteology laboratory at the University of Bradford. Over a three year period from 2010 to 2013, adults had the chance to handle real human bones and to see for themselves how what we eat affects our body. The workshops were free and open to anybody over the age of 18. Registration to all our bone workshops was essential due to their popularity.

Our most recent workshops took place in the spring of 2013: the first was on Saturday 23 March 2013 with a second on Saturday 27 April 2013. Funding for the adult workshops ended in 2013.

The project also offered two free bone workshops per year to primary schools in the Wakefield area, the last of these taking place in the summer of 2014. Funding for the schools workshops at the University of Bradford has now ended but the project still offers archaeology themed sessions to schools in the Wakefield area, via Skeleton Secrets at Wakefield Museum.

To get a flavour of what the bone workshops offered, read about the workshop we ran on 28 April 2012.

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