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SANHS – Human Remains in Archaeology Day Conference

Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society (SANHS) and the South West Heritage Trust have organised a joint conference on the theme of ‘Human Remains in Archaeology’. The day conference will comprise a series of expert talks focusing on new research into human remains from Devon and Somerset.

Speakers will include:

•   Charlotte Coles (Finds and Archives Officer, AC Archaeology) on Trauma, Disease and Death in the Service of the Crown: A study of an 18th century and 19th century Royal Naval cemetery.

•   Dr Richard Madgwick (Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Science, Cardiff University) on Dealing with the Dead: New research on Iron Age mortuary practice in Somerset.

•   Dr Richard Brunning (Senior Historic Environment Officer, South West Heritage Trust) on The Sowy skull and other prehistoric human remains from the Somerset wetlands.

• Dr Tom Booth (Senior Research Scientist, Pontus Skoglund Laboratory, The Francis Crick Institute) on Mobility, Admixture and Kinship: The genetics of prehistoric people in Somerset.

The conference will be held at The Museum of Somerset (TA1 4AA) on Saturday 30 November 2019 from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM. Refreshments will be provided but participants are asked to make their own lunch arrangements.

Tickets cost £15.00 and are available to book online ( or from the SANHS Office (01823 272429, Booking is essential as places are limited.

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Winter Talks-2019/20

Fri 4th Oct – The Roman History of Ilchester

Fri 1st Nov – The Roman Conquest of the South West

Fri 6th Dec – Rural Poverty in South Somerset

Fri 3rd Jan 2020 – Members’ Evening – all welcome

Fri 7th Feb – The History of Carnivals in Somerset

Fri 6th Mar – The Knights Templar

Fri 3rd Apr – Money Through Time

Fri 1st May – A short AGM – followed by a talk

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