22 Sep 2023

Update on the study of goldminers' remains in Otago

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 22 September 2023

For the past few years Dr. Charlotte King has been studying the skeletal remains of colonial settlers on the Otago Goldfields in the eighteen hundreds.

We spoke to her when she embarked on the project, looking at isotopic evidence from the remains finding that the settlers were much more diverse than first thought.

Since then, she's continued to work with this data to see what else she can learn about these early settlers and it turns out there's a lot more to discover!

Dr. Charlotte King from Otago University's Department of Anatomy catches up again with Jesse.

Researchers at Lawrence cemetery

Researchers at Lawrence cemetery Photo: Dr Rebecca Kinaston