Tiny ear bones help archaeologists piece together the past

August 23, 2019 - General

Archaeologists from the University of Bradford have examined ear ossicles taken from the skeletons of 20 juveniles, excavated from an 18th and 19th century burial ground in Blackburn. They were chosen to represent those with and without dietary disease such as rickets and scurvy.

Scan of ossicle bone [Credit: Kevin Mackenzie/
University of Aberdeen]These children, who were excavated by Headland Archaeology, were examined at the…

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