Dr Jo Appleby – osteological analysis

Dr Jo Appleby, osteology expert behind the search for Richard III

Jo joined the teaching staff in the University of Leicester’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History as Lecturer in Bioarchaeology in January 2012. She studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge, before completing an MA in Osteoarchaeology at Southampton in 2003. She returned to Cambridge for her PhD, which used osteological analysis to investigate the social meanings of ageing in the European Early Bronze Age.

After her PhD, Jo worked for the Cambridge Archaeological Unit for 15 months. From 2008-2011 she held a Research Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, researching the changing funerary practices of the East Anglian Bronze Age. As well as her continued interest in the Eurasian Bronze Age, she is the osteologist for two projects further afield in Cape Verde and Mauritius.

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