Tuesday, 04. September 2018, 18:00

»Overcoming Past Preservation Issues«



Described as being »at the crossroads of the Mediterranean«, Cyprus is in a crucial location for understanding the wider region and past populations in this part of the world. The human remains from Cyprus can provide essential data for understanding communities in the past and how they lived, died, and moved in the landscape.

Despite a long history of physical anthropological and bioarchaeological research in Cyprus, until relatively recently, human remains have remained under-studied due to limitations based on preservation. As techniques improve, particularly in the fields of biomolecular research and osteological methods, this is an excellent opportunity to assess the state of bioarchaeological research in Cyprus.

This workshop will bring together an international group of scholars, all of whom are working with human remains as a key aspect of their research, to discuss future strategies on how the application of improved research methods can be used to explore the full potential of human remains to inform on a variety of research questions. 


»Overcoming Past Preservation Issues - Current Research in Bioarchaeology in Cyprus«


September 4, 2018, 9:00-18:30


OeAW Johannessaal
Dr. Iganz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna