Rediscovering Exeter’s Roman residents
1 August 2012
Postgraduate osteoarchaeology students from Exeter University are studying the Roman human remains in RAMM’s collection.
Roman Exeter may have lasted over 350 years but few burial sites have been discovered. Their work will shed further light on people’s lives during this period. Claire Hodson and Belinda Tibbetts have examined one male thigh-bone that shows evidence of severe wounds and amputation. They have already found further evidence of high infant mortality rates with many of the bones belonging to young children. The full results will be published in the future.