Talk: Trinity Burial Ground – what we have learnt so far from the dig.
Castle Street’s lead archeologist, Dr Steve Rowland, of Oxford Archeology, shares insights about Hull’s city centre burial ground. Steve has a long-held fascination with funerary archaeology and human osteology and has previously managed archaeological investigations across the country. Steve attributes his childhood interest in archaeology to Asterix, but it was studying at York in the later 1990s that proved formative in his fascination for funerary remains and burial culture. He has been involved with Trinity Burial Ground since 2014, and expects to remain so for several years to come.
This excavation enabled archeologists to carefully relocate the graves in Castle Street to one side to avoid any damage by the A63 road improvement scheme.
The dig provides valuable insight into the changing social structure of Hull in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s.
Warning; this talk will contain pictures of exhumations.
Visitors attending the talks are welcome to come earlier than the event start time to see and handle the archaeology finds.
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