The course provides students with conceptual and methodological tools for the application of biological analyses to cultural heritage. A special focus is given to the use of DNA-based techniques, including ancient DNA, to investigate the origin of ancient artefacts, and their history. After the course students will learn how to identify and investigate the biological materials that make up archaeological artworks and are present in materials from other ancient settings. The student will also learn how to identify the biological agents that deteriorate artworks and the strategies for cultural heritage conservation.


Monday 9:00 - 11:00,  Aula E - Dip. Biologia Ambientale
Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00,  Aula E - Dip. Biologia Ambientale
Lectures: from 2/03/2020 to (circa) 20/05/2022
First lecture: Wednesday  2 march 2022