Event: “Birth, Life & Death: Infancy and Childhood in Roman Egypt”

Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Florida Historical Society for its second fall presentation, which is part of the “In the Dirt” Lecture Series.

The presentation, titled “Birth, Life & Death: Infancy and Childhood in Roman Egypt”, will be held this Friday, October 19th at 7 p.m. at the FHS Library located at 435 Brevard Ave. Cocoa, Florida 32922.

Dr. Sandra Wheeler, UCF Instructor of Anthropology, will explore ancient birthing practices, infant and childhood mortality and the fascinating mortuary practices of Egypt’s Roman period.

Dr. Wheeler will highlight her recent fieldwork at Dakhleh Oasis, located in Egypt’s Western Desert, and how human remains and the contexts from which they came are illuminating life among its youngest and most vulnerable members.

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