The Princess and the Slave: a Tale of Two Women in Iron Age Dorset | Dr Martin Smith

16 February 2023, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The modern county of Dorset is home to some of the best preserved and most iconic archaeological remains in Britain. In particular the county is rich in remains from the British Iron Age, including many well-preserved human burials, an aspect of the Iron Age which is surprisingly rare in many other parts of Britain. Recent research projects by Bournemouth University have uncovered a variety of striking and important finds that are helping to build an ever more detailed and engaging picture of life during this period. This talk focuses on the burials of two individuals, both are women who died at a relatively young age, but who appear to have lived both very different lives and to have been treated very differently after their deaths…

Dr Martin Smith


Dr Martin Smith works in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at Bournemouth University where he specialises in the study of human remains ranging from the prehistoric past up to very recent times. He has particular interests in the study of injuries to the skeleton, natural processes affecting the body after death and in the ways past people buried their dead.

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