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  • MOLA archaeologist excavating the Bedlam burial ground for Crossrail

    Crossrail Bedlam burial ground dig begins

    MOLA team
    10.03.2015

    A team of archaeologist from MOLA has started excavating the Bedlam burial ground for Crossrail. It is anticipated that 3,000 human skeletons will be unearthed.

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  • Cemetery excavation at the Royal Mint site in London

    Counting Bones

    Mike Henderson
    07.10.2014

    Our osteological database holds information recorded from 1,883,466 unique bones and 289,363 separate teeth from a total of 16,207 individual skeletons.

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  • New research reveals secrets of Crossrail's Black Death skeletons

    New research reveals secrets of Crossrail's Black Death skeletons

    MOLA team
    30.03.2014

    Extensive scientific testing carried out on Crossrail skeletons reveal new insight into London’s Black Death victims and offer new potential for the study of deadly diseases.

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  • Cemetary at Spitalfields Market being excavated by MOLA

    Planning tips: historic burial grounds

    MOLA team
    08.09.2013

    The excavation of burial grounds gives us enormous insights into the past, but discovering that your development will impact upon an historic cemetery can be somewhat daunting. So how can you mitigate for this?

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  • Cemetary plan, St Mary Spital

    Who were the first Berliners?

    MOLA team
    05.09.2013

    MOLA is collaborating with partners in Berlin on a pioneering project that will investigate the medieval population of Berlin through their skeletal remains. The population will then be compared with contemporary collections from London.

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