Digging Up Human Stories at M Shed

A fantastic symposium at M Shed this week supporting the current Skeletons: Our Buried Bones exhibition, which is well worth a visit. We heard some fascinating research from Dr Nivean Speith about Roman decapitation which seems not, at that time, to have necessarily been bad thing! Dr Rebecca Redfern gave us a run down on the sheer depth of social and medical information that skeletons can reveal to us. Highlights included the "Green Goddess" excavated from below the Royal Mint and rather eerily resembled the 1994 film character "The Mask". And of course, the Bronze Age Tormarton skeleton was present, usually residing in Bristol Museum, this provides a great opportunity to diagnose the caus

The Travelling History Company - finalists in the Open to Export: Tech meets creative showcase.

We were delighted to be finalists in the Open to Export competition for which we prepared and submitted an export plan. We travelled to the City of London last week to present "Dragons Den" style for the generous grand prize. There was some amazing competition including cutting edge technology companies, a fabulous violinist and an alpaca wool manufacturer. The very worthy winner was Four Three Six, a business not entirely unlike us in terms of exporting British culture. Perhaps a little more contemporary and a little less ethereal than The Travelling History Company, their products including music, fashion and wearable technology . Had we entered this competition 5000 years ago the result

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