Bodies and Bones in Imperial Rome: What Biology & Chemistry Reveal about the Past
- 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Pappert Lecture Hall (Bayer)
Killgrove discusses the skeletons of the lower classes of Imperial Italy. Their bones and teeth hold a world of information-- what they ate, where they came from, and the diseases they suffered.
By subjecting skeletons to modern scientific methods, it is possible to flesh out the historical record and allow the Romans to tell us about their experiences living and dying in the Empire.
Talk by Dr. Kristina Killgrove, sponsored by the Department of Classics.
For more information, please visit www.duq.edu/romanbones.