A Journey through Crossrail's Burial Grounds with Jelena Bekvalac
on Saturday 14th October 2023 from 3:30 pm

During the Crossrail development in London, a remarkable discovery came to light as excavations progressed beneath the bustling city streets. The construction crews, tasked with expanding the city's transportation network, stumbled upon an archaeological treasure trove: a series of burial grounds and plague pits that had remained hidden for centuries.

Archaeologists and historians worked diligently to piece together the puzzle of these forgotten souls. Each bone fragment, each artefact unearthed, provided vital clues to their identities, lifestyles, and the societal norms of their time. As the Curator of Human Osteology at the Museum of London Archaeology MOLA, Jelena Bekvalac brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to the forefront of the Crossrail endeavour. With her specialised focus on human skeletal remains, she was uniquely positioned to study and interpret the discoveries made during the construction process.

In this talk, Jelena will take us on a journey through her discoveries in the Crossrail development, intertwining them with the other skeletal remains she has curated in her career.

Tickets £12 including a 20% donation toward a host of restoration projects at Kensal Green Cemetery. Please click here to buy.

Jelena Bekvalac is the Curator of Human Osteology at the Museum of London and was an original member of the research osteologist team at the Wellcome funded Centre for Human Bioarchaeology.





The Venue - Brompton Cemetery