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

Facts
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15
Staff members
8 with a PhD degree
12
Ongoing projects
11 of them with international partners
6
Assignments (services and consultancies)
6 of them with international agencies
14
Journal publications
4
Laboratories and facilities

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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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Paleogenetics

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

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Conservation

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

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Bioarchaeology

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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Projects

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Project

MummyLabs

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

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Ancient Imprints

From Egypt to Italy via Germany, Mohamed Sarhan’s investigation of plant and soil microbes could change the practice of bioarcheology as we know it.

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

Human paleofeces give unique insights

Topic

Ötzi & Co.

Contact

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@seiduts.ymmum

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

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