Our team of Specialists comprises internationally acclaimed experts in a range of topics, from osteoarchaeology, environmental archaeology and archaeological 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.
Senior Human Osteologist
Don is a Senior Human Osteologist at MOLA and has worked in the Osteology team since 2003. His role involves recording and reporting on human skeletal remains. Don also has excavation experience, working on urban and rural sites in Britain and Europe.
Don has contributed to numerous MOLA monographs, including those on medieval Spitalfields, St Marylebone Church burial ground, post-medieval burial grounds in Tower Hamlets, Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, and Holywell Priory. Some of this work has involved collaboration with academics at the University of Bradford, Durham University and City University London. Don has also written an English Heritage funded textbook on palaeopathology in London and numerous academic papers.
Recently he has contributed to research on plague burials from Charterhouse Square and the New Churchyard, London in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany. He has carried out analysis work on a monastic cemetery from St Helen’s Bishopsgate, and led the osteological team on the excavation of Park Street burial ground, Birmingham. Don assists the Metropolitan Police in forensic enquiries. He has featured in a number of television documentaries.