The Wellcome Osteological Research Database (WORD)
Data from the Wellcome Osteological Research Database is now available on-line. Information derived from the analysis of several thousand Roman, Medieval and Post-Medieval individuals has been summarised in this section, and is available for download at the context level. This resource allows researchers anywhere in the world to access detailed information on the skeletal remains curated by the Museum of London.
The Museum's collections also include Prehistoric human remains, such as crania found in the River Thames, Roman cremations, and a number of Anglo-Saxon skeletons (inhumed and cremated). Information about these sites can be found using the LAARC online catalogue. If you wish to study this material, please contact the Centre.
Information about recently deposited sites, which may not yet have a page on our website, can be found here.
See a list of previous research and publications based on the samples we curate.
Please note that period/site/context information may be updated or changed by the Centre in light of on-going research.
Find out about the Oracle WORD database we use.