Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen
Dr Jenna Dittmar is a Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen. As a specialist in bioarchaeology and palaeopathology, her research utilises a multidisciplinary approach to examine questions about health, disease and medical intervention in past populations.
She was previously employed (2016-2020) as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge on the Wellcome funded project entitled, ‘After the Plague: Heath and History of Medieval Cambridge’. This multidisciplinary project examined the historical and biological effects of the catastrophic Medieval plague epidemic, known as the Black Death.
Jun 14, 2021 04:36 am UTC| Life
The 14th century saw the arrival of an abundance of new styles of dress and footwear in Europe, coming in a wide range of fabrics and colours. Among these new fashion trends were poulaines rather eccentric-looking...