19 May 2022 - The Ancient Dead of Sussex (and Beyond)

Synopsis: A look at what prehistoric burial practices can tell us about life and death in the past. Drawing on case studies from her research, going back as far as six-thousand years ago, Dawn will discuss what archaeological evidence can be gleaned from these burials as well as from the human remains themselves. Please note this talk will include photographs of skeletal human remains.

Dr Dawn Cansfield, who grew up in Midhurst, is a visiting research fellow in the Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Geography at the University of Winchester. She is a mortuary archaeologist, specialising in burial evidence from later prehistoric periods in south-east England. Prior to discovering archaeology and embarking on her academic journey, Dawn worked in Human Resources, but decided that human remains were more interesting!