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Venerated Ancestors: Mummies of the Ancient Andes

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Special Partnership Presentations

Featured Speaker: Jane E. Buikstra, Ph.D. School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Director of the Center of Bioarchaeological Research, Arizona State University; President, Center of American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois

Join anthropologist and bioarchaeologist, Jane E. Buikstra, Ph.D., for a look at the mummies of the Ancient Andes.

Using seven case studies, Dr. Buikstra explores mummification and related practices in ancient South America. From bioarchaeology’s deep time perspective she begins with a look at the world’s earliest prepared mummies, the Chinchorro, and ends with Inka examples, considering both methods of mummification and knowledge captured in the course of study.

Meet the Speaker reception with refreshments following in the History Museum Atrium.

To be held at:

Missouri History Museum

Lindell and DeBalievere in Forest Park

St. Louis, MO 63112

Parking is FREE in the Museum lots or in Forest Park.


Venerated Ancestors is a partnership program of The Academy of Science St. Louis, The Explorers Club St. Louis, the Archaeological Institute of America St. Louis Society, and the Missouri History Museum

Explorers Club St. Louis


Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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