Health and Hygiene

   In this fascinating workshop, we look at people's health and personal hygiene - or lack of it! Did people really bother to keep clean back then?

Anglo-Saxon
   Did they ever have a bath? How would you brush your teeth without toothpaste, or a brush? What do you do when food falls on the floor? How do you get rid of fleas? Where do you go to the toilet and what do you wipe with?

Viking
   
Beard combs and hair dye, bathrooms, washing every Saturday, spit bowls and fossilised poo!

The York Coprolite - fossilised Viking Poo! Find out what it contains, if you dare....