Skip to main content

NMP to launch "The Exhibition of Archaeological Human Remains and Burials"

  • Date:2021-07-01
NMP to launch 'The Exhibition of Archaeological Human Remains and Burials'

The Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) Branch of the National Museum of Prehistory will launch "The Exhibition of Archaeological Human Remains and Burials” from July 3 to Dec. 12, coupled with an online navigation system in compliance with epidemic prevention measures to help people understand the findings of prehistoric culture.

STSP pointed out that, it hopes that more people will be allowed to view the archaeological human remains freely during the Level 3 epidemic alert phase. The museum will also provide diversified exhibition services through a Multi-Route Audio-Visual Guidance system (MR360), a display interface that equips with the technique of 360-degree immersive view of the exhibition hall, which offers a virtual tour of the museum.

STSP pointed out that the background of the exhibition is 2500 years ago in the Tainan area. With a female as the protagonist, the exhibition conveys the story of the prehistoric Dahu cultures through a short virtual documentary film titled "Song of Life (生之歌)."

STSP pointed out that in the exhibition, archaeologists will also use scientific methods to investigate and analyze the findings of human bones and burial sites and reveal their age, gender, ethnicity, health, eating habits, and daily activities, providing the audience with a glimpse into the culture, spiritual beliefs and social organization of prehistoric people.

STSP pointed out that the special exhibition will include themes such as "Born to be Human (生而為人)," "Growth and Aging (成長與老化)," "Injury and Sickness (傷與病)," "Family and Clan (家與族)," "Farewell to the Dead (與逝者告別)," "The Continuation of Life (生命的延續).” The themes will allow the audience to understand the story of human bones, witness the bones’ changes in the lives of prehistoric people, find out the commonality between the life experiences of prehistoric and modern peoples, and look at burial sites through the process of birth, aging, sickness and death.

(Photo courtesy of National Museum of Prehistory)