Wellcome Osteological Research Database

The Centre for Human Bioarchaeology holds records on skeletal samples extracted from dozens of archaeological sites across London.

The Centre for Human Bioarchaeology's collection contains a wide selection of human remains from throughout London's history.

Human remains in the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology's collection

Here you can find summaries of cemetery sites excavated across London, as well as download osteological data about the human remains curated at the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology. Photographs of samples from some sites, and additional paper-based records on individual excavated remains, are available in the appropriate period section.

If you are using the osteological database for research, please complete the Database user registration form.

New cemetery sites are being actively added to this database. Please contact us or check back soon if you cannot currently find the information you require.

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