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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 8:42 PM


The Holocene fossil record of Egypt is devoid of baboons, and yet baboons of a distinctive species (Papio hamadryas), were elevated into the Pantheon of ancient Egyptian gods. The deification of baboons is practically unique in Africa, and this talk will focus on the stable isotope composition of modern and mummified baboons to explain why, and from where, baboons were imported, revered, and mummified in ancient Egypt.


Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture
General Admission: $25 ($5 with a valid academic student ID)

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