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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

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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MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire

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Groundbreaking study of pre-Columbian mummies in Bolivia underway

Unique collaboration between Eurac Research and Bolivian Ministry of Culture to ensure the ongoing research agreement

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

Human paleofeces give unique insights

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

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