Tina Jakob


I'm originally from Stuttgart, Germany, but I have been living in England for the last 20 years. I work for the Department of Archaeology at Durham University and teach students how we can learn about the past by studying human skeletal remains. I think it is fascinating to look at the bones of a person who has lived thousands of years ago and be able to see some of the things that have happened to them when they were alive. The skeletons from Mograt Island tell their own story about the lives they had; many of them had broken bones that have healed, which means that somebody must have taken care of them during this time. Every skeleton is different and this makes my work so interesting!