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ADBOU newsletter 

29.03.2017

 

Read about the latest news from ADBOU in the March 2017 newsletter.


Decapitated skull found near Svendborg

16.10.2016

 

Anthropologists from ADBOU are involved in investigations of the finding of a skull in a forest near Svendborg. 

The find consists of a skull, mandibula and two vertebrae of the neck. The mandibula shows clear cut marks caused by decapitation. On the temporal and cheekbones are evidence of healed lesions.

The skull is of a man that died in his 40s or 50s. It is uncertain exactly when the man died but it is likely many years ago. A 14C-analysis of a tooth will provide information about the time of death.

The skull is presented in this small film (SDU): Meet the forensic anthropologist

Watch Dorthe Dangvard Pedersen tell about the skull (TV2 Fyn).


TheCityDwellers - Migration and Health in Medieval Viborg awarded grant from FKK

22.06.2016

 

The Danish research council for culture and communication has awarded the research project TheCityDwellers – Migration and Health in Medieval Viborg a grant of 4,482,000 DKK.

The project will by using excavated skeletons, explore the consequences of environmental, social and economic change on human migration, mortality and morbidity in a tightly defined historical context of Medieval Viborg.

The principal investigator of the project is head of ADBOU Prof. Jesper Boldsen. The project is housed at the Unit of Anthropology (ADBOU), Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, and at Cultural Heritage and Archaeometric Research Team (CHART), Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark.

The project will start during the autumn of 2016.

Read more about the project in the following newsletters.

Newsletter no. 1 (English)

Nyhedsbrev nr. 1 (dansk)


Jesper Boldsen appointed Professor (MSO)

01.10.2015

 

Head of ADBOU, anthropologist, dr.med Jesper Boldsen is appointed professor (MSO) at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Southern Denmark.

Press release (University of Sourthern Denmark website).


Archaeologists find remains of early medieval bishops grave

16.09.2015

 

Archaeologist from Odense bys Museer find remains of a 1,000 year old bishop's grave. 

Watch the video from the opening of the grave (Fyens Stiftstidende).

 

17.09.2015

The bones arrive at ADBOU. 

Watch the video from the first examination of the bones  (TV2/Fyn).