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  • Burial ground discovered at Charterhouse, London

    Burial ground discovered in central London

    MOLA team
    18.03.2013

    During excavation for Crossrail, MOLA archaeologists have uncovered fourteen skeletons lying in carefully laid out rows on the edge of Charterhouse Square in Farringdon. The remains are believed to date to the late 1340s, thus leading experts believe that they may be Black Death victims.

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  • Cataclysmic volcano wreaked havoc on medieval Britain

    Cataclysmic volcano wreaked havoc on medieval Britain

    MOLA team
    06.08.2012

    The results of the largest archaeological investigation ever to have taken place in London are to be published by MOLA. Some 10,500 human skeletons dating from the 12th century to the 1500s were discovered by archaeologists a decade ago.

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  • Victorian smokers had rotten teeth to match lungs

    Victorian smokers had rotten teeth to match lungs

    MOLA team
    11.03.2011

    Smoking was as bad for the Victorians as it is for anyone today, but back in those days it seems it did far more damage to their teeth.

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  • Extensive Roman remains found in West London

    MOLA team
    17.11.2010

    Excavations at the Grade I listed location of London Syon Park, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, fortuitously reveal 11,000 Roman artefacts and landscape.

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  • Rickets: learning from the past

    MOLA team
    25.11.2008

    Aspects of the lives of infants from the past can only occasionally be directly seen in the archaeological record. Human osteologists from Museum of London Archaeology are currently examining skeletons excavated from the long disused burial ground of the Catholic mission of St Mary and St Michael in east London.

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