Death, Dying and Disposal

Last month was a conference in Bath, called Death, Dying and Disposal 14 (the 14th time it has happened, not happening in 2014, I'm not THAT far behind on my blog!) It is another of the growing movement of interdisciplinary get-togethers where fantastically useful or weird cross-overs between researchers can occur. I wouldn't attempt to try to summarise all that went on in the massively packed programme, but key notes that I made include: We cannot ask for consent from (historic) human remains, but we can acknowledge our debt to them and show respect for their sacrifice Those convicted of "self-murder" (suicide) in Medieval Britain were often buried at crossroads, and even staked into the gr