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    Community Conversations Presents Otzi the Iceman with Dr. Patrick Hunt

    When: Tuesday, 1/12/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Online


    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCRenowned archaeologist Dr. Patrick Hunt will give a fascinating lecture on Otzi the Iceman. Otzi lived some 5300 years ago. His body was frozen in the Otztal Alps, between Austria and Italy. The mummy is currently displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy.

    The almost-perfectly preserved remains of Otzi have been analyzed by forensic science to recover much detail about his life. Otzi carried a medical kit with over ten different plant products that could heal and cure, providing a glimpse into medicine practiced by prehistoric peoples. Dr. Hunt's research was conducted under the auspices of National Geographic and the Institute for EthnoMedicine where he is a Research Associate in Archeoethnobotany.

    Dr. Hunt has been the featured scholar in four documentaries for National Geographic on Otzi, the most recent in 2019. Dr. Hunt has also published articles on Otzi’s plant medicine and has a forthcoming book in 2021 on Otzi.

    Dr. Patrick Hunt is with the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Stanford University, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA, the School of Cultural Diplomacy in London, the Fromm Institute in San Francisco, and the Institute for EthnoMedicine. He holds his Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, and has also studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. His research interests are Alpine archaeology, archaeological science, archaeometry, geoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, Roman archaeology, Celtic archaeology and Hannibal studies.

    This program is underwritten by Phyllis and Josef Bismanovsky.

    Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for their generous support.

    Tuesday, January 12
    1:00–2:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Free with pre-registration
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]



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