From Cemetery to Clinic: digitised pathological data from archaeological leprous skeletons

Produced by the Biological Anthropology Research Centre (BARC) at the University of Bradford, this JISC-funded project was set up to create a unique interactive resource on the pathological manifestations of leprosy (Hansen's disease) in skeletons excavated from the Medieval leprosarium of St. James and St. Mary Magdalene, Chichester in 1986-87 and 1992 by Chichester District Archaeological Unit. The leprosarium was founded circa 1118 AD and was used as a leprosarium until at least 1418. The Chichester collection is the only large scale excavated and published archaeological assemblage of leprosarium patients in the UK, and one of a handful worldwide.


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