What can be discovered by unraveling the mysteries of the dead? Find out how Ronald Beckett and Gerald Conlogue, co-directors of the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac University, used advances in medical imaging technology to reveal previously obscure details from mummified human remains. After a conversation about mummy research, Beckett and Conlogue began to realize the potential of using advanced medical imaging technology, such as CT, MRI, and video endoscopy to study mummified human remains. Today, the use of advanced imaging equipment on mummified remains is known as paleoimaging. The paleoimaging research of Beckett and Conlogue caught the interest of the National Geographic Channel, leading them to co-host the series “The Mummy Road Show.” After the series, Beckett and Conlogue published Mummy Dearest, which detailed their adventures producing the popular series. Today, their ongoing research makes them unequivocal leaders in the paleoimaging field.
Smith Middle School Auditorium, 216 Addison Road, Glastonbury, Connecticut
$12 donation requested; $5 for student with ID, current FOSA, ASC, and Museum of Natural History members.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (FOSA), the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn, and Archeology Society of Connecticut (ASC).
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