Within the framework of the Ground check project our team is currently working on a challenging skeletal sample from Khyinga, Nepal (Photo by Julia Gresky, German Archaeological Institute).
The bones from a large multiple burial date back to approximately 300 BCE. They are commingled and have to be sorted, cleaned, restored, and analysed.
We want to know what life was like on the roof of the world and how people coped with such extreme climatic conditions.
Our team is collecting an impressive amount of evidence of these people’s diet, physical activity, as well as burial customs and their social meaning.
For most of us they seem to be far away in space and time, yet, today’s climate crisis and its challenges bring them so close to us!
Stay tuned for more news on this…