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BeFRAIL Webinar

Taphonomy: What happens to the body after death?

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4:00 pm


Nicholas Márquez-Grant, Reader in Forensic Anthropology at the Cranfield Forensic Institute, Cranfield University, and member of the project BeFRAIL team, is talking to us about taphonomy, paleontolgy specialty dealing with fossil formation processes, on April 12 th, at 4 pm.

It’s the third of the 2024 BeFRAIL Webinar Series. It is free and open to all interested but registration is needed.

This series of 8 online seminars was launched by Project BeFRAIL – Porto in Times of Cholera and War: A Bioarchaeological Approach to Human Frailty, led by CRIA – NOVA FCSH/ IN2PAST researcher Francisca Alves Cardoso, aiming at introducing and contextualizing research related to the study of epidemics and diseases through the assessment of human remains and their contexts.

Foreseeably running until the end of February, 2026, BeFRAIL aims at an holistic and transdisciplinary approach to human frailty in the past, through the assessment of an archaeological site related to the Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Carmo) in Porto, Portugal, in use between 1801 to 1869: years of cholera and war.

Check out the full webinar series programme here.


Nicholas Márquez-Grant (Cranfield Forensic Institute, Cranfield University)




Francisca Alves Cardoso (CRIA – NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST), Nicholas Márquez-Grant (Cranfield Forensic Institute, Cranfield University), Anne Malcherek (CRIA – NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST), Steffi Vassallo (CRIA – NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST)


Project BeFRAIL is funded by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. under reference 2022.02398.PTDC (DOI 10.54499/2022.02398.PTDC)