The Bones of London will explore our fascinating history and ancestry through the human remains found under the streets, and along the Thames, of modern-day London. The course will include practical study in the classroom, investigating the collection of bones in the Institute of Archaeology lab where we will look to see what the bones can tell us about our ancestors & disease.
You will also go on trips to museums across London, which may include behind the scenes tours led by specialists exploring how Animal Remains are displayed in a Museum setting (just one of a number of questions we will consider across the course).
You will also visit the Thames foreshore (when the tide is out) working with Archaeologists from the UCL Institute of Archaeology in recording a site and collecting artefacts (primarily animal bones) for hands-on finds processing back at the Institute of Archaeology. The course will conclude with a group project about ‘what archaeology is and how it is used today to think about the past’. You will not only learn about the human skeleton but also what the human skeleton, especially in the Archaeology record, can help you learn about yourself.
03 August 2022 - 11 August 2022
25 PROGRAMME PLACES
On track to meet:
A-Levels: CCC (No specific subjects)
GCSEs: English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
IB Diploma: 32 points. A total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5