Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science

Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science

by Rosalie David (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107662629
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/21/2014
Pages: 321
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Mummies: 1. The background of the Manchester Mummy Project Rosalie David; 2. Egyptian mummies: an overview Rosalie David; Part II. Diet, Disease and Death in Ancient Egypt: Diagnostic and Investigative Techniques: 3. Imaging in Egyptian mummies Judith E. Adams and Chrissie W. Alsop; 4. Endoscopy and mummy research Ken Wildsmith; 5. Dental health and disease in ancient Egypt Judith Miller; 6. Slices of mummy: a histologist's perspective John Denton; 7. Palaeopathology at the beginning of the new millennium Maria Jeziorska; 8. The use of immunocytochemistry to diagnose disease Patricia Rutherford; 9. DNA identification in mummies and associated material Patricia Rutherford; 10. An introduction to analytical methods Andrew P. Gize; 11. The facial reconstruction of ancient Egyptians Caroline M. Wilkinson; Part III. The Treatment of Disease in Ancient Egypt: 12. The ancient Egyptian medical system Rosalie David; 13. Intoxicants in ancient Egypt? Opium, nymphea, coca and tobacco David C. Counsell; 14. Pharmacy in ancient Egypt Jacqueline M. Campbell; Part IV. Resources for Studying Mummies: 15. The International Ancient Egyptian Mummy Tissue Bank Rosalie David; 16. Conservation treatment for mummies Antony E. David; Part V. The Future of Biomedical and Scientific Studies in Egyptology: 17. Biomedical Egyptology: some future possibilities and contributions Rosalie David.

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