Dr. John Verano is the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University, where he has been teaching since 1994. His talents are in demand: over the last ten years he has been a visiting professor or fellow at the Universidad Católica del Perú, Dumbarton Oaks, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain, Yale University, and the Smithsonian. His research focuses on human skeletal biology, paleopathology, bioarchaeology, and forensic anthropology. His geographical focus is Andean South America, especially sites in Peru and Bolivia. He is an expert in mortuary practices and has extensive experience in the examination of skeletal and mummified remains. In particular, Dr. Verano explores trepanation and other ancient surgical practices. Dr. Veraano applies his skills with ancient remains in assisting local, state, and federal law enforcement officials, coroners, and medical examiners in assessing human skeletal remains.
"Royal Moche Mummy," Chan Auditorium, 7:30pm Monday March 8.
"Human Sacrifice in Ancient Peru?" Wilson Hall 168, 12:45pm March 9.