Ötzi ©Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum/EURAC/Marco Samadelli-Gregor StaschitzIn July 2014, the University of Innsbruck and the European Academy of Bozen are offering for the first time a joint summer school program on the topic "Mummies and Glacial Archaeology".

© Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum/EURAC/Marco Samadelli-Gregor Staschitz

For two weeks, in Schnalstal (South Tyrol) and in laboratories at EURAC, in-depth, practical courses will be offered in glacial archaeology and interdisciplinary mummy research. Areas will include anthropology and paleoanthropology, glacial archaeology, paleoecology, archaeobotany and climate research as well as modern scientific and medical methods in mummy research. For the first time, this program provides academic interdisciplinary training for activities requiring high-level qualifications at universities, in monument preservation offices and at research-oriented museums.

With the participation of leading international scientists, current knowledge and research findings and methods will be brought together in one venue.

This summer school program is designed especially for (international) master's degree graduates of the natural sciences who would like to expand and supplement their knowledge in an interdisciplinary context. Admission to the program requires a master's degree in a field of the natural sciences or in archaeology. Applicants are to submit a letter of motivation, their CV and certification of the completed master's degree program. Admission will be determined by the Rectorate, based on recommendations of the scientific committee.

Link:

http://www.uibk.ac.at/weiterbildung/universitaetskurse/mumienforschung/index.html.en