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The best of times, the worst of times: A biocultural investigation of 19th century life in Otago, New Zealand

Join Professor Hallie Buckley from the Department of Anatomy as she examines how historic cemeteries provide a wealth of biological and cultural information about Otago's early migrants.

We are delighted to host, in conjunction with the Department of History and Art History, Professor Hallie Buckley's talk titled ‘The best of times, the worst of times: A biocultural investigation of 19th century life in Otago, New Zealand’. Co-written with Dr Peter Petchey from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, the talk will showcase how historic cemeteries provide a wealth of biological and cultural information to illuminate the health and diet of miners and early settlers, the development of a New Zealand identity, and the context of the landscapes in which these early migrants lived. It was both the best of times and the worst of times, with the promise of easy wealth but the risk of sickness of violent death.

Professor Hallie Buckley is a professor in the Department of Anatomy, University of Otago.

Date Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Time 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Seminar
CampusDunedin
LocationBurns 5
CostFree event.
Contact NameCentre for Global Migrations
Contact Emailglobal.migrations@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttp://www.otago.ac.nz/global-migrations

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