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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
Ancient DNA Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Conservation Lab
Conservation Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Anthropology Lab
Anthropology Lab© Daniele Fiorentino - Noi Techpark/Eurac Research/
Ancient DNA Lab
Ancient DNA Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Post-PCR Lab
Post-PCR Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Ancient DNA Lab
Ancient DNA Lab© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Realization phase of a Conservation Soft Box (CSB)
Conservation Lab - Realization phase of a Conservation Soft Box (CSB)© Paolo Bondielli
Anthropology Lab - Bone Collagen Extraction Lab
Anthropology Lab - Bone Collagen Extraction Lab© Daniele Fiorentino - Noi Techpark

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13
Staff members
8 with a PhD degree
10
Ongoing projects
9 of them with international partners
2
Assignments (services and consultancies)
2 of them with international agencies
15
Journal publications
annual Journal publications
4
Laboratories and facilities

Data refer to the last issue of the Activity Report. See all Facts & Figures.

Research Fields

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  • Mummy Studies

    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

    Iceman Studies

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

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  • Paleogenetics

    Paleogenetics

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

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  • Conservation

    Conservation

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

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  • Bioarchaeology

    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

BOLD

Paleogenetic analysis of sixty Bolivian mummies provide precious insights into the genetic history ...

Duration: - Funding: Provincial P.-L.P. 14. Mobility ...

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Institute's Projects

MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire

Vicini, anche oltre la morte
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Vicini, anche oltre la morte

Le analisi sulle sepolture uomo-animale nella necropoli del Seminario Vescovile di Verona pongono le società pre-romane sotto la lente della ricerca

“The fact that Ötzi is 92 percent Anatolian may come as a surprise to many”

“The fact that Ötzi is 92 percent Anatolian may come as a surprise to many”

Interview with archaeogeneticist Johannes Krause and anthropologist Albert Zink

Dark skin, bald head, Anatolian ancestry: The latest findings from the Iceman’s genome

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