London Anthropology Day 2017

London Anthropology Day is an annual university taster day for Year 12 and 13 further education students, careers advisers and teachers. The event was held in the British Museum where participants got to learn about all things anthropology!

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This year, BABAO had an educational stall (with thanks to Claire Hodson, Emily Carroll, and Michael Rivera) which showcased some of the interesting aspects of what we do. In addition, in the first round of workshops, we hosted a session, ‘Down to the Bare Bones’.

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“Bioarchaeologists specialize in the study of skeletal remains at archaeological sites. By actively exploring the human skeleton, participants in this workshop will be introduced to a range of animal and human bones, learning about the form and function in skeletal anatomy. Furthermore, the workshop will address some of the ethical considerations encountered in bioarchaeology around the world”.

The workshop included skeletal human and animal differences, the skeleton's form and function, and basic age and sex estimation techniques.

Overall, the day was thoroughly enjoyable with lots of interesting questions from students and teachers alike. We had positive feedback on the workshops and would love to see you there in 2018!