C. Researchers conducted the “4th International Congress of Biomedical Sciences and Methods in Archeology” organized by the Forensic Medicine Education and Service Laboratory of Yeni Ugil University in Istanbul with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and ICVB. Ionina University and the Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
Leading researchers from around the world and Turkey took part in the Hybrid Congress held at the Istanbul Archaeological Museum Library. Signs of human history were explored in Congress, which was organized to examine and propagate civilizations founded by world civilizations thanks to today’s technology. To Congress for interdepartmental work; Participants from disciplines such as medicine, history of medicine, biological archeology, medicine and molecular genetics, paleopathology, archeology, physical anthropology and archeology; He discusses how people get sick and are treated, what causes bacterial epidemics, when tooth decay begins due to human eating habits, migration and kinship relationships.
“All fields of science work with archaeologists”
The fourth congress was held with an international organization, said Professor Dr. Dr. Ersi Abacı Kalfooglu says, “We have a lot to learn from archeology. Human history is evolving, and if we were to learn about its evolutionary process, we would have a vision for the future. We learn about the present tense. Archaeologists do just that. They have very good cooperation. In other words, they have great advantages at the moment. Because all fields of science work together with archaeologists. All departments of medicine, chemistry, biology, genetics and science work with them. These areas also support archaeologists. So much so that they can find answers to a lot of information that they have not been able to find in this collaboration in the past. So this Congress is very important and meaningful. Teams working on technology and health came together for a month. The results of what has been done and what can be done have come out, ”he said.
“The work done in the world was presented to our Congress”
Talking about the relationship between biomedical science and archeology, Kalfolu said, “Research on this topic was presented at our Congress. Why? In ancient times, why did people get sick, why did they die? We can investigate them. Whether the bones found in a grave belong to a family, whether they came from the same lineage, research conducted in the world was presented to our Congress. Our Congress was organized as a hybrid. In addition to our researchers here, we also had many researchers who presented them online. “
“Now, our age is based on interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary studies,” says Calfoglu. “This kind of study needs to be done because that’s how we can conclude. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. “
“New methods of biological archeology will be discussed in this Congress”
Speaking at the inaugural address of the Congress, c. Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ozgul Ozkan Yavuz said, “Today, archeology largely collaborates with other scientific fields such as chemistry, biology and geography. In this way, we can test our theories and get clear information about historical facts. In this meeting, important scientists and researchers will discuss new methods of biological archeology in various fields and take new steps for research based on international cooperation. “
“There are still 680 archeological excavations in our country”
Drawing attention to archeological studies, Yavuz said, “Our Ministry of Culture and Tourism strongly supports archeological research and values international cooperation. There are still 680 archeological excavations in our country. Although these are mostly run by Turkish universities, there are collaborations with foreign universities. Archaeologists, art historians and other scientists working in our archeological museum also support this issue.
The Artifax Art Exhibition featuring works by Hybrid Congress, Ainur Koksal, Isil Gulesius, M Gizem Anusal, Joel Menemese and Yamur Ilan was held in the library of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum.