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Institute for Mummy Studies

Institute for Mummy Studies

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Snapshots of the past times that help us to gain unique insights into our present. By studying skeletons and mummies from all over the world and from different historical periods, we gain knowledge on population history, the development of pathogens and the preservation of archaeological finds.

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Ancient DNA Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
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Conservation Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
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Ancient DNA Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Post-PCR Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Ancient DNA Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Conservation Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà

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Staff members
8 with a PhD degree
Ongoing projects
11 of them with international partners
Assignments (services and consultancies)
6 of them with international agencies
Journal publications
Laboratories and facilities

Daten Activity Report 2021/2022

Research Fields

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Mummy Studies

Scientific research on mummies from around the world and different historical periods provide a better understanding of humankind's history.

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Iceman Studies

Reconstruction of the life and death of the Tyrolean Iceman, commonly known as Ötzi.

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Study of the past through the analysis of DNA in ancient human remains.

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Development of techniques and conservation protocols for the preservation of ancient organic materials with historical and cultural value.

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Multidisciplinary research on skeletal and mummified human remains that combines archaeology, physical anthropology, paleopathology, paleoradiology and ...

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News & Events

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Development and centralization of the laboratory infrastructures of the Institute for Mummy Studies ...

Duration: December 2017 - December 2020Funding: FESR (EU funding / Project)

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Institute's Projects

MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire

Beer and blue cheese already on the menu 2,700 years ago

Human paleofeces give unique insights


Dalla placca dentale nuove informazioni sull’evoluzione del microbiota ...

Ricerca sulle mummie


Ötzi & Co.


Albert Zink

Head of Institute

Renate Cassar

Team Assistant

Institute for Mummy Studies

Via A.-Volta 13/A 39100 Bolzano Italy

T 065 550 1740 93+


ude.carue.cep@seiduts.ymmum (PEC)

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Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines. In so doing, our research work embraces three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society.

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