On Saturday May 10th, we are holding our first ever study day at the Manchester Museum! Entitled ‘The Archaeology of Animals in Egypt’, the day will focus on animals in their archaeological context and how imaging (photography, radiography and CT scanning) can be used to study this material, in both their artistic and mummified forms, in museum collections and in the field.
The day will comprise short seminars and practicals, in addition to keynote lectures by guest speakers Professor Emeritus Don Brothwell, University of York, specialist in zooarchaeology, palaeoimaging and palaeopathology; and Mr John Wyatt, specialist in African birds and mammals and world-leading Ornitho-Egyptologist.
We are very excited to be able to offer this study day to the general public and we hope spread the word about how exciting animal remains from Egypt really are! If you are interested in joining us, please visit the KNH centre website at http://www.knhcentre.manchester.ac.uk/newsandevents/events/ for further details. To register, please go to http://estore.manchester.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=123&catid=319&prodid=349. We look forward to meeting some of you there!