BONES AND BEADS

#Ba‘ja #Bioarchaeology #ZWA_DAI @DAI_weltweit @ex_oriente_eV @ORF @ARTEpresse This year’s short field campaign in Neolithic Ba’ja, Jordan, with ex oriente e. V. produced exciting findings. Excavations in one of the larger rooms helped clarifying structures belonging to a multiple burial and revealed another juvenile individual with a few but unique beads Weiterlesen…

ANALYSING – ARCHIVING – PRESERVING

Ancient human bones find new life in the digital era. #digitisation #3D #Bioarchaeology #ZWA_DAI @DAI_weltweit Monice Timm, our former assistant researcher, digitised (Artec Spider light scanner, courtesy of KLIB) the bones from Khyinga, Mustang District, Nepal, to build up a reference collection. Digitisation has become a crucial tool for research, Weiterlesen…

Out Now: Special Issue of the IJPP – Ancient Rare Diseases: Definition and concept of “rare” in paleopathology, edited by Julia Gresky and Emmanuele Petiti

#ancientraredisease #ZWA_DAI @DAI_weltweit @sciencedirect Our Special Issue on Ancient Rare Diseases is finally out! We got virtually together with the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Paleopathology (IJPP) and most of the authors to celebrate this milestone and to have a chat on the next steps to promote the study Weiterlesen…

Rare Disease Day 2021

Each bone tells a story. Each story is a bridge between past, present and future. Watch this short video to know how our research group at the Division of Natural Sciences rediscovers a forgotten part of our history and why it is important to talk today about ancient rare diseases. Weiterlesen…