Two lectures about the bioarchaeology of Nubia

Please join us on October 12th and 14th in the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw (Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28) for two talks focussing on bioarchaeology in Nubia and the use of stable isotopes to trace mobility in the past, presented by Dr. Michele Buzon of Purdue University.

On Tuesday October 12th from 15:00-16:30 in Room 118, Dr. Buzon will discuss her work from the site of Tombos and broader questions of burial traditions and bioarchaeology in the borderland region between New Kingdom Egypt and Nubia in a talk entitled “Intersectional identities and bodies: Exploring biological, geographic, and mortuary diversity at Tombos, Sudan”.

On Thursday October 14th, from 15:00-16:30 in Room 212, Dr. Buzon will deliver a talk entitled “Collaborative Research: Assessing the Impact of Holocene Climate Change on Bioavailable Strontium Within the Nile River Valley.” This presentation will focus on a collaborative project Dr. Buzon is undertaking to contextualize bioavailable strontium within several broader regions of Sudan, a process that will help researchers to gain more refined insights to potential instances of mobility among past populations inhabiting the various environs of Sudan, ancient Nubia.

Both talks will be delivered in person. Space is limited, so please register in advance if you are interested in attending by sending an email to Robert Stark at Given the ongoing Covid-19 situation, it will be mandatory to wear a mask during the entire duration of both presentations.