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We were established in 2003 to curate and research human remains excavated within London. The majority of the archive is at the Museum of London and continues to expand through work carried out by archaeological contractors operating in London.
The Museum of London curates over 20,000 archaeologically derived human skeletal remains, excavated in advance of construction or development work, in the City and Greater London area. Our work is governed by our policy document. Remains date from the Prehistoric to Post-medieval periods, and their study provides a unique insight into one of the world's oldest cities. Information about the human remains curated by the Centre, and research data from the many cemetery sites are available online, from the Wellcome Osteological Research Database.
Centre for Human Bioarchaeology
Museum of London
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN
email: [email protected]
tel: 020 7814 5649
The Centre's staff can be contacted to discuss:
The Centre for Human Bioarchaeology is currently closed to researchers.
At the current time, the Centre is unable to support intern/studentships or work placements, and has no volunteer vacancies. Vacancies are listed on the Museum of London jobs page.
Following the recent advice from the government and Public Health England surrounding COVID-19, the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands will be closed to the public as of Thursday 19 March.
The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and community are of utmost importance to us and this decision is in response to increasing concerns surrounding COVID-19.
We will continue to closely review the advice from Public Health England and monitor the current situation of COVID-19 to keep people up to date on our plans.
Please check www.museumoflondon.org.uk for updates from the museum.