Natasha Powers

Head of Osteology and Research Coordinator

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As MOLA’s Head of Osteology, Natasha coordinates the work of a team of both human osteologists and animal bone specialists, providing advice and specialist contributions for tenders, method statements and reports on faunal remains, inhumations and cremation assemblages.

Natasha is also a well-known Human Osteologist in her own right. She has recently completed specialist texts for monographs on Roman cemeteries at the head of the Walbrook and the site of Spitalfields Market and the post-medieval cemeteries of St. Pancras and St. Marylebone, Westminster. She is also contributed to a major monograph for MOLA on the excavation of c. 200 skeletons from the 18th and early 19th-century Royal London Hospital, the results of which were presented in a Museum of London exhibition, Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men

As an experienced Forensic Archaeologist, Natasha provides specialist advice to the City and Metropolitan Police and is co-author of the national standards for forensic archaeology. She is also a guest contributor to undergraduate and post-graduate courses at Birmingham University (who recently appointed her as an Honorary Research Fellow), City University, London Metropolitan University and Christchurch, Canterbury.

Osteological work has also led to involvement in several television programmes, including Time Team and the One Show. Natasha is a member of the Chartered Management Institute. She holds the IOSH Supervising Safely Certificate.

Natasha Powers MOLA

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Meet the Specialists

Our team of Specialists comprises internationally acclaimed experts in a range of topics, from osteoarchaeology, environmental archaeology and conservation to period- and type-specific finds specialisms. They not only ensure all the material we excavate is expertly analysed and published, they also undertake pioneering research.

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