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Timely Remedies: The Ancient Medicine of Otzi the Iceman
December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm EST
737 N. Fountain Avenue
Springfield, OH 45504 United States
Sponsored by: Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: Springfield
Lecturer: Patrick Hunt
The almost perfectly preserved remains of “Ötzi the Iceman” may give us a glimpse into medicine practiced by prehistoric peoples. We know that “Ötzi” carried a medical kit with him – his own portable pharmacy with over ten different plant products that could heal and cure. Discoveries about ancient medical techniques may be possible studying Otzi’s singular case.
Amazing forensic science has recovered much detail about Otzi’s life. This lecture explores the medical evidence, including material technology he carried with vital medical and bioarchaeological data. This is research conducted under the auspices of National Geographic and the Institute for EthnoMedicine where Hunt is also a Research Associate in Archeoethnobotany. Hunt has filmed several documentaries (2008, 2010) for National Geographic on Otzi and is currently involved in a third production (2015).
Short bibliography and/or website on lecture topic:
“PBS NOVA Iceman Murder Mystery” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JySYyTA4Eo
Coffee reception at 6:45 PM
Optional cash wine bar at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:00 PM, for reservations contact Mark Holder at firstname.lastname@example.org (or text him at 937-232-1613, or call Tracy Gregory-Brown at 937-390-2354)