Working on him I thought about wyrms, mostly in the context of intestinal parasites, mostly in the context of first year archaeology.
I don’t think he still works there, but when I was at York, many, many years ago, they had a guy called Bone Jones who basically specialised in the archaeology of poo. Odd chap, he once introduced me to one of his favourite finds as though it were a person of some renown, “Have you met the Lloyds Bank Turd…?”
Archaeological turds tend to contain intestinal parasites, because the average medieval adult lived with a fairly substantial worm burden. worms/wyrms.
His lectures were gross, and fascinating. I mean, there was little eighteen year old me, not even aware that a prolapsed rectum was an actual thing until I saw a rather graphic slide of one in action…
Flashback wyrms, nasty little buggers.