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Human Mummies: A Global Survey of their Status and the Techniques of Conservation / Edition 1

Human Mummies: A Global Survey of their Status and the Techniques of Conservation / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9783211826591
Publisher: Springer Vienna
Publication date: 03/04/2004
Series: The Man in the Ice , #3
Edition description: 1996
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

General aspects.- Mummies and ethics in the museu.- Current technology in the examination of acient man.- Non-invasive investigations of human mummified remains by radiographic technique.- Dry human and animal remains — their treatment at the British Museu.- Egyptian mummies.- Research on mummies in Egyptology. An overview.- Development of a prototype storage and display case for the Royal Mummies of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.- Asiatic mummies.- Excavation and preliminary studies of the ancient mummies of Xinjiang in China.- Collagen in 300 year-old tissue and a short introduction to the mummies in Japa.- Arctic mummies.- Mummies of the Arctic regions.- The palaeoimaging and forensic anthropology of frozen sailors from the Franklin Arctic expedition mass disaster (1845–1848): a detailed presentation of two radiological survey.- The mummy find from Qilakitsoq in northwest Greenland.- South American mummies.- Early mummies from coastal Peru and Chile.- Preparation of the dead in coastal Andean pre-ceramic populations.- Secondary applications of bioanthropological studies on South American Andean mummies.- The Prince of El Plomo: a frozen treasur.- European mummies.- European bog bodies: current state of research and preservation.- Selection of a conservation process for Lindow Ma.- Guanche mummies of Tenerife (Canary Islands): conservation and scientific studies in the CRONOS Project.- Natural and artificial 13th–19th century mummies in Italy.- The roman mummy of Grottarossa.- Mummies of Saints: a particular category of Italian mummie.- Mummification in the Middle Age.- The corpse from the Porchabella-glacier in the Grisons, Switzerland (community of Bergün.- Iceman research: current events.- Iceman’s last week.- Post-mortem alterations of human lipids -part I: evaluation of adipocere formation and mummification by desiccatio.- Post-mortem alterations of human lipids — part II: lipid composition of a skin sample from the Icema.- Comparison of the lipid profile of the Tyrolean Iceman with bodies recovered from glaciers.- Trace element contents of the Iceman’s bones. Preliminary result.- Remarks on the anatomy of a mummified cat regarding the extent of preservation.

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