Topic, "Learning About Ancient Health and Diseases from Bioarcheology"

Hi. This month we will have a fascinating discussion at our Cafe Sci at 7PM on Wednesday 4 January, at Taste, in College Park.

While we usually think of archeology in terms of what it can tell us about the culture and practices of ancient peoples, our speaker will talk about examining ancient human remains to learn about their wellness and illnesses.

Dr. Rachel K. Wentz graduated from Florida State University with a PhD in Anthropology and specializes in the analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Her master's thesis and doctoral dissertation analyzed bone-fracture frequencies among bones at a 7,000-year-old site in Titusville. She is East Central Region Director of Florida Public Archaeology Network, and she serves on the Brevard County Historical Commission.


717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States

Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking. One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.

From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection, you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on the street or behind Taste.