The Alpine Iceman: Understanding Our Human Past Through Science

Talk

WHEN March 5, 2013
6:30-8:30pm WHERE NYUAD Downtown Campus, Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The scientific examination of art and archaeological objects and materials permits the interpretation of past human activities and helps the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations. Analytical results from materials and objects of different periods illustrate how modern scientific techniques increase our knowledge of ancient humans, materials, and processes. This lecture explores the modern techniques and multi-disciplinary investigations used in the reconstruction of the life and death of the Copper Age Alpine Iceman, among other case studies.

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