UCF Anthropologists “Dig Up” New Speaker Series

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In partnership with the University of Central Florida, the Orlando Science Center is hosting a special guest speaker series in conjunction with the Mummies of the World: The Exhibition.  Topics will feature studies on current anthropological and archeological research around the world, including mummification, bioarcheology and forensic anthropology.

The Mummies of the World exhibition depicts an once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from around the world. This fascinating collection includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years. A intriguing mix of old and new, this enchanting collection bridges the gap between past and present with contributions from 10 world-renowned Institutions and two private collectors.

All four presentations will take place on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Digital Adventure Theater. The speaker series is included with general admission to the Orlando Science Center, which includes the Mummies of the World: The Exhibition.  Student discounts are available with valid ID.

The first speaker is Dr. J. Marla Toyne, associate professor of Anthropology at UCF. On Sept.26th, she will be presenting “Ancient Trepanation (Cranial Vault Surgery) in Peru.”

On Oct. 10th, Dr. Sandra Wheeler, lecturer of anthropology at UCF, will be speaking on “Mummies Inside and Out: Mummy Studies and Modern Science”.

Talk three will be hosted by Dr. Lana Williams, lecturer of anthropology at UCF, on Oct.24th. She will be presenting “Going Out in Style – Beauty Tips from Egypt’s Mummies.”

The last talk, “No mummies, No Problems”, will be presented by Dr. Sarah Barber, associate professor of anthropology at UCF, on Nov. 14th.

For more information on this series and the Mummies of the World exhibition, go to: http://mummies.osc.org/or http://www.mummiesoftheworld.com/

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