Anthropology Speaker Series


The Orlando Science Center, in partnership with UCF, is proudly hosting a special guest speaker series in conjunction with the Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Topics will feature studies on current anthropological and archaeological research around the world, including mummification, bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.

The Mummies of the World exhibition depicts a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from around the world. This fascinating acquisition includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years. An intriguing mix of old and new, the enchanting exhibit bridges the gap between past and present with contributions from 10 world-renowned institutions and two private collectors.

The special presentations will take place on the following select Saturdays at 1 p.m. in the Digital Adventure Theater:

Sept. 26
J. Marla Toyne, Ph.D. | Ancient Trepanation (Cranial Vault Surgery) in Peru

Oct. 10
Sandra Wheeler, Ph.D. | Mummies Inside and Out: Mummy Studies and Modern Science

Oct. 24
Lana Williams, Ph.D. | Going Out in Style — Beauty Tips from Egypt’s Mummies

Nov. 14
Sarah Barber, Ph.D. | No Mummies, No Problem

The speaker series is included with general admission to the Orlando Science Center. Student discounts are available with valid ID. Seating is limited.