Dr. Julian Siggers, Vice President of Content Communication and former archaeology professor at the University of Toronto, presented fascinating and rare artifacts from the ROM vaults to an intimate group of truly captivated YPC Members.
The beautiful cave art of Southern France, the sophisticated cultures and talents of those we call primitive and the suspected very common practice of body art or tattooing were all discussed.Dr. Siggers'
work examining the tools of the tattoo trade were particularly fascinating, showing the group tattoo tools made of horn, bone and flint going back thousands of years.A tattooed iceman, discovered in 1991, had such tools on his
person, making the Copper Age man the oldest frozen corpse ever discovered and his
tattoos the oldest ever preserved.