Youth, Migration and Health in Medieval York

Jackson, V. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar


York was an important center in medieval England, acting as a magnet for adolescents seeking a new life and independence. Despite this, few stable isotope studies focus on these young migrants or the intricate nature of their movement. Using a multianalytical approach we explore the impact of urban living on the diet and health of adolescents from a period that spans the pre- and post-Black Death period in Northern England. It challenges some previous assumptions about the diversity of the North and highlights the importance of combining historical, archaeological, palaeopathological and chemical data to understand complex life histories in the past.
Period9 Jun 202019 Mar 2021
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational