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A short film about what we can learn from the modern analysis of bones, and what we are beginning to discover about life in the Isle of Man from archaeological human remains unearthed from Rushen Abbey.

A conversation with Marie Weale.

This film was made with thanks to Marie Weale, Allison Fox and Manx National Heritage, timed with the new publication, 'Rushen Abbey, Isle of Man: A hundred years of research and excavation'.
Further detailed reports into the archaeology of Rushen Abbey are available on the Isle of Man Historic Environment Record (IOMHER).

Further films recorded with Marie Weale and Allison Fox in 2022 are available below.

  • Losing a King: The truth about the skeleton of King Olaf II

  • Cancer in an early medieval Manx leg bone

  • A broken clavicle from medieval Isle of Man

  • The violent secrets of a medieval Manx skull

  • The diet & diseases of a medieval Manx jaw bone

  • A case of Paget's disease from an early medieval Manx skull

  • Sharing the story of Rushen Abbey: A conversation with Allison Fox