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When Science Sheds Light on History : Forensic Science and Anthropology.

Author: Philippe Charlier; David Alliot; Isabelle Ruben
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017.
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"Did Richard the Lionheart really die from a simple crossbow wound, or was there foul play? Who are the two infants buried in Tutankhamun's tomb? Could a skull found in a tax collector's attic be the long-lost head of Henri IV? In When Science Sheds Light on History, Philippe Charlier, the "Indiana Jones of the graveyards," travels the globe to unravel these and other unsolved mysteries of human history. To get  Read more...
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Case studies
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Charlier, Philippe.
When Science Sheds Light on History : Forensic Science and Anthropology.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Charlier; David Alliot; Isabelle Ruben
ISBN: 9780813063300 0813063302
OCLC Number: 1003264637
Notes: 37. Autopsy of an Autopsy: Official Report of an Autopsy in Saint Nectaire (1765).
Description: 1 online resource (133 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Author's Preface to the English Edition; Preface; Foreword; Introduction; Part I. Prehistory; 1. Planet of the Wise: Tending Disabilities during Prehistory; 2. A Prehistoric Amputation: A Neolithic Amputation from Buthiers-Boulancourt; Part II. Antiquity; 3. The Story of the Mummy: The Proto-dynastic Egyptian Mummy of an Infant with Malaria; 4. Return of the Mummy: Tutankhamun's Fetuses; 5. Et in Argolide Ego: Earthquake Victims in Midea, Greece, in the 10th Century BC. 6. Urbi et Orbi: A Case of Down Syndrome in the Rome of Romulus and Remus (9th-6th centuries BC)7. Boulevard of Bones: The Etruscan-Celtic Necropolises of Monte Bibele and Monterenzio Vecchia (3rd Century BC); 8. Other People's Taste: Representing Deformity in Antiquity; 9. The Fire of God: Greek Cremations in Romania (3rd Century BC); 10. A Hero of Our Time: A Greek Cremation in the Louvre Museum; 11. Drunken Offense: A Case of Alcoholism in Antiquity; 12. Ancient Miracles: Accounts of Divine Cures in Greco-Roman Antiquity; 13. Domain of the Gods: Anatomical Ex-votos in Antiquity. 14. Memories from the House of the Dead: The Tortured of Fourni at Delos (2nd-1st Centuries BC)15. An Upside-Down Bone ... : Pathological Skeletons in Roman Romania (1st Century AD); 16. Bad Calculus: Urinary Calculus in a Roman Child (2nd Century AD); 17. Not a Word: A Malformed Mouth in Roman Gaul (2nd Century AD); 18. Resquiescat in Pace: A Lethal Trepanation and Another Successful One in Imperial Rome (2nd Century AD); 19. Atmosphere, Atmosphere ... : A Child's Mummy from the Fin-Renard in Bourges (2nd Century AD); 20. The Yellow Peril: "Fecal Peril" in Antiquity. 21. I Am Another ... : An Embryonic Tumor in Rome (3rd Century AD)Part III. Middle Ages; 22. Plague of ... : A Hormonal Disease in Byzantine Crete (7th Century AD); 23. Twisting the Neck of Received Wisdom: A Congenital Stiff Neck in Byzantine Crete (7th Century AD); 24. The Age of Tartar: Dental Tartar with Parasites; 25. The Lord of Anjou: The Tomb of Foulque Nerra III; 26. In the Odor of Sanctity ... : The Heart of Richard the Lionheart; 27. All Rotten! The Charnel Houses for Medieval Bodies; 28. An Anatomy Lesson: The Oldest Anatomical Dissection (13th Century). 29. The Magic Mountain: Human Diseases in the Greek Orthodox Art of Mount Athos30. With a Valiant Heart ... : The Mummy of Saint Rose; 31. A Vase in the Cranium: The Reliquary of Saint Afra (13th Century); 32. Trafficking in Reliquaries: The Fake Reliquaries of Joan of Arc (15th Century); 33. The "Dame de Beauté": Agnès Sorel (c. 1422-1450); Part IV. Renaissance to Modern Times; 34. Queen of Hearts: Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566); 35. The King's Body: The Embalming of the Kings of France (16th to 18th Centuries); 36. The Henri IV Affair: The Mummified Head of "Good King Henry."

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Philippe Charlier, the ""Indiana Jones of the graveyards"", travels the globe with his forensics team to unravel historic mysteries. Exploring how our ancestors lived and how they died, the forty  Read more...

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