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Jo Appleby

Human osteoarchaeologist

I am a human osteologist and Research Fellow in Archaeology at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. My principle research interest is in using human bones in combination with funerary evidence to investigate past lifestyles and social structure. My research to date has mostly been in the European Bronze Age, where I have worked with material from Britain and Austria. I have also recently been working with historical period human remains from Cape Verde, which provide some interesting parallels with Mauritius. For the Mauritius project I will be using skeletal evidence to investigate the health, disease and lifestyle of slaves and indentured labourers.