Giving the Past a Face: Facial Reconstructions

Excavations in Edinburgh revealed a previously undiscovered cemetery dating to the 1500s. The South Leith Parish Church cemetery was discovered while working on the new Edinburgh Trams project. Over the last five years since its excavation, bioarchaeologists have been working to identify these individuals, and recently, a forensic artist gave them faces. Using stable isotope analysis, macroscopic …

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