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Forensic Aspects of Ancient Egypt Study Day

Ever wondered how archaeologists work out the age at death of a mummy or skeleton?  How do they know if the body is male or female?  What diseases did people have?  How can we identify the men and women from ancient times?

Joyce Filer, formerly Curator of Human & Animal Remains, Dept of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum, London is leading a study day at the University of London on 31st October.  The 21st century has seen incredible advances in our knowledge and use of forensic sciences to investigate crimes and find out about people from ancient times.  Find out the secrets of: examining ancient remains, facial reconstruction and scientific techniques AND  test your skills in a hands-on practical session.

Joyce has undertaken cemetery excavations (in Egypt, Sudan and Britain), CT scanning projects and forensic examinations.  She is the only British Egyptologist to have officially examined the body from KV 55, thought to be Tutankhamun’s brother.  She has made many tv appearances and written widely on ancient Egypt. She is a world acknowledged expert on mummies.

Cost: £30 (to include afternoon refreshments)

Please note: as places are limited bookings must be received no later than 17 October 2009.

For further Information please contact Richard Email:
rikki_promo@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07973 695 168

Saturday: 31 October 2009: 11am – 5pm
at: University of London, Connaught Hall, 36- 45 Tavistock Square,
Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9EX


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