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American Mummies: The Industrial Birth of the Eternal Dead

November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday, November 16, 5-6:30 p.m.
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Lilly Performance Hall
University of Indianapolis

University Lecture Series: Scott Warnasch

You are invited to the University of Indianapolis for this fascinating lecture as Forensic Archaeologist Scott Warnasch discusses his most recent episode of “Secrets of the Dead – The Woman in the Iron Coffin” that aired October 3 on PBS.

You will experience a holistic glimpse into the investigation surrounding the identity of a woman found inside a Fisk iron coffin that was disturbed by construction crews in New York City. Through forensic investigation with archaeology, biology and history, experts identified the woman as an early descendant of the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) community in New York.

Mr. Warnasch will also tell of other mummies he has discovered, including background on the coffins and what they teach us about this critical period of American history. A Q&A session will follow the lecture.

For more information, please contact Krista Latham at (317) 788-2060 or lathamke@uindy.edu.

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Date:
November 16, 2018
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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