Andrew Millard is Associate Professor in Archaeology at Durham University, where he has worked for over 20 years. He has been researching his family tree since he was 10. He is currently Chair of the Trustees of Genuki and Academic Coordinator for the Guild of One-Name Studies. In archaeology he specialises in dating and chemical analysis of bones and teeth to study diet and migration. The project he will talk about has combined his work in archaeological science with 17th century genealogy and history.
Skeletons found during excavations in 2013 for a new café on the World Heritage Site at Durham have prompted research into the remarkable story of Scottish soldiers captured at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 and imprisoned in Durham Cathedral. Many died, their names unknown, but Andrew will give a picture of their life in […]