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Sat, Jun 15

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The Nathaniel Rogers House

Ancient Ink: 5,000 Years of Tattoo History with Aaron Deter-Wolf

Take an archeological look at the history and art of tattoos from around the world.

Ancient Ink: 5,000 Years of Tattoo History with Aaron Deter-Wolf
Ancient Ink: 5,000 Years of Tattoo History with Aaron Deter-Wolf

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Nathaniel Rogers House, 2539 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, USA

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About the event

Today tattoos are everywhere, with more than one-third of Americans having at least one permanent mark inked on their skin. Although tattooing may seem like a recent phenomenon, it has been part of cultures around the world for thousands of years. Archaeologist Aaron Deter-Wolf is an expert on the ancient history of tattooing. His research has identified the oldest tattooing artifacts from North America, and he recently led studies documenting tattoos preserved on pre-Columbian mummies from Peru and examining the tattooing methods used in Copper Age Europe. This presentation for the Bridgehampton Museum will explore 5,000 years of tattoo history, and what artifacts, mummies, and archaeological research reveal about the deep history of the practice.

Aaron Deter-Wolf is an archaeologist from Nashville, Tennessee, and a leading researcher developing the archaeological study of tattooing. Aaron has published widely on ancient tattooing tools and traditions, including studies identifying tattooing artifacts from North America, experiments working with professional tattoo artists to recreate and test ancient and historic implements, and efforts using digital imaging technologies to record tattoos on mummified human remains. He recently led a reexamination of the tattoos on the ice mummy “Ötzi” to better understand how they were created. That study was published in the European Journal of Archaeology in March 2024. Aaron maintains the open access Tattooed Human Mummies database, and shares information about the history of tattooing and body modification on Instagram @archaeologyink.

The Zoom RSVP will be set up soon and a link will be emailed to all who RSVP so they may have the option of attending virtually.

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  • General Admission In Person

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  • Zoom Ticket

    For those who want to stay home and watch on zoom. A link to sign up to watch will be sent to those who RSVP here. You can pay $0 or more if you would like to donate!

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