PhD project: Health analysis of Medieval Canterbury's St. Gregory's and Cemetery
Medieval Canterbury (10th -15th Centuries) had many influences that affected the health of the population such as environmental factors, various living conditions and numerous travellers. Past work has suggested that these influences caused frequent epidemics and famines that led to higher risks of mortality and morbidity in urban areas.
Based on these findings, this research will identify mortality and morbidity patterns of individuals represented from St. Gregory’s Priory and Cemetery (1086-1536). This project will consist of two parts:
- conducting an osteological and palaeopathological analysis
- performing statistical analysis to identify demographics.