Kathryn Reusch is a conservation technician at the Museum. She is also an affiliate faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she teaches biological anthropology classes for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Kathryn is currently working to conserve objects from the American ethnology collection for an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant. She is also working to stabilize waterlogged Pleistocene conifer cones excavated during the Snowmastodon Project near Snowmass, Colorado, so they can be handled and studied by the Department of Earth Sciences curators and visiting scholars.
Dead Men Tell No Tales?
Scientists can tell a lot about how people have lived from their skeletons! Dr. Kathryn Reusch will talk about what some health conditions look like, why only some conditions show up in the skeleton, and why it's important that we study health in past populations. Note: This talk will feature images of human remains and people with infectious diseases.