The archaeology of hygiene

Washing and waste

Archaeologist Jennifer Foster explores the evidence for hygiene - from the earliest hominids up to the medieval period.

Roman Baths

For those that are not able to visit, you can explore the Baths from home using The Roman Baths website. Take a virtual tour, watch videos of excavation, and learn about the collections.

Dr Jennifer Foster

Archaeologist Dr Jennifer Foster specialises in the study of artefacts and has been teaching archaeology to continuing education students for the past 30 years. Dr Foster has previously worked at the British Museum, London and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. 

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