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Summary This project brings together the fields of topographic anatomy, biological anthropology, bioarchaeology, digital analysis and Egyptology.
Egyptian mummies are a compact capsule of information on ancient life, death, health, and culture. With advances in computerised scanning, interest in mummy studies, which has always been strong, has burgeoned, as we are now able to reconstruct several aspects of the biology, health and behaviour of ancient life in much greater detail using minimally destructive techniques. In this project we will undertake anthropological analyses to study the process of mummification and get an understanding of the life history, diet, and cause of death of two child mummies from the Australian Institute of Archaeology.
Photos courtesy Rob Williams/Rebecca Glarin – Melbourne Brain Imaging Unit
Dr Varsha Pilbrow, Academic, Anatomy and Neuroscience
Dr Christopher Davey, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Archaeology
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PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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