The 7 Most Fascinating Skeletons Of 2018

FORBES-This time last year, I highlighted the five most fascinating human skeletons that I felt succinctly summarized the year in bioarchaeological research. The bones that most intrigued me were the mortal remains of women and children, differently gendered people, and people with disabilities, or those who were least likely to make it into the history books. Although they couldn’t have imagined it at the time, these individuals taught archaeologists about what life was like hundreds or thousands of years ago.
2018 has continued this theme, producing bioarchaeological research that showcases both the interdisciplinary nature of this academic field but also the fact that even professionals can be surprised by what they find when they put their trowels in the ground. Here are the five individuals and two groups of people I found most fascinating this year: