A person sitting on the ground next to a horse skull.
Flesh on the Bones
Arbeia, South Shields' Roman Fort, Baring Street, South Shields, NE33 2BB

Flesh on the Bones

This mini exhibition looks at the animal skulls and other bones excavated on the site and considers what they reveal about life in the Roman fort.

A quarter of a tonne of animal bones have been excavated from the fort over the years. The bones can tell us much about what the people ate, how they lived and what the local environment was like, from shoulders of beef hung up to be smoked to frog bones from the ditches.

Event dates: 
17 May 2021 to 30 Sep 2021
Opening details: 
Open during museum opening hours.
Pricing details: 
Donations welcome, free entry
Photos: 
A person sitting on the ground next to a horse skull.
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