A Scientist Walks into a Bar — Mummies: Scanning the Dead at The Hideout
Tues. 3/13 6:30PM | 21+ | $5 ticketf.ly/2CDd0Dd
Mummies: Scanning the Dead
Ever wanted to know what the inside of a mummified body looks like? JP Brown, the Field's Conservator for Pacific Anthropology, has put all sorts of crazy things inside a CT Scanner, including mummies from our Egyptian and Peruvian collections. Join us for a conversation about the Museum's work preserving artifacts, and just what high resolution scans of the dead tell us about what life was like thousands of years ago.
And don’t miss Mummies, the newest exhibition opening March 16 at the Field Museum. This rare, close-up look examines mummies of ancient Egypt and Peru, as well as coffins, masks, and mummified animals. bit.ly/TFMMummies
About the show:
Want to know why the dinosaurs really went extinct, or why lichens live forever? Join The Field Museum at The Hideout for drinks and discussions about all manners of natural history with scientists who study everything from ancient meteorites to urban farming practices in Chicago.