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Reviving the Dead:
a practical workshop working with human skulls for adults

Saturday 6 August 2022: 14.00 - 16.00 - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 29 October 2022: 14.00 - 16.00 - FULLY BOOKED

Pre-booking required. £20.00 per adult, includes museum entry, hands-on workshop and the chance to take away your creation.

Do bones intrigue you? Do you marvel at the way scientists and archaeologists can identify people from skeletons? Well why not join us for an exclusive, hands-on workshop with specialist and forensic anthropologist Dr Chris Aris.


This unique workshop will give you an opportunity to get up close and personal with real skeletal remains under the guidance of a professional forensic anthropologist. You will be introduced to how forensic scientists can identify individuals using only the skull. Under the direct tutelage of Dr Chris Aris, you will be taught the methods for differentiating male and female skulls using both real-life casts, and real skeletal material. From there, you will be shown how a forensic anthropologist can also produce a facial reconstruction using clay and what they have already identified from a skull. Using these skills you will be challenged to reconstruct a human face yourself! The later sections of the workshop will also involve nuanced discussion about the practice of forensic anthropology and one-to-one time with Dr Chris for questions and demonstration. Attendees will also have the chance to take home the facial reconstructions they have made.