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Scientific study of mummies.

Author: Arthur C Aufderheide (university Of Minnesota, Duluth)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Mummies are the preserved remains of human or animal bodies. They may be preserved naturally or through human intervention, and their careful study can give us important insights into the past. This  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Aufderheide (university Of Minnesota, Duluth)
ISBN: 9780521177351 0521177359
OCLC Number: 1023198499
Description: 634 sidor ; 24.6 cm
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. History of mummy studies; 2. Purpose of anthropogenic mummification; 3. Mechanisms of mummification; 4. The geography of mummies; 5. Soft tissue taphonomy; 6. Mummy study methodology; 7. Animal mummies; 8. Soft tissue paleopathology: diseases of the viscera; 9. The museology of mummies; 10. Use and abuse of mummies; References; Index.


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