A map of London showing the sites where the remains of individuals were found

Life in the bones of Londoners

31 May 2017

A team of scientists at the Natural History Museum have been carrying out detailed analysis of human remains recovered from across London.

The remains were excavated over a century ago are now cared for in the museum’s collections.

The human remains collections includes 740 individuals who lived in London over the last 5,000 years.

Museum scientists have uncovered fascinating insights into lives and deaths of the people that once lived in the capital, from the Neolithic to the Victorian era.

Browse the map

Find out more about bygone Londoners by browsing the interative map showing where individuals were found, what era they were from and what we can tell about the lives written in their bones.