Anatomical Record: Mummie With a Prosthetic Toe And Other Topics

The American Association of Anatomists have made their latest issue of their journal entirely about mummies. The Anatomical Record's mummie issue covers topics such as the bog bodies of northern Europe, the intestines of a Korean mummy and a study of an Egyptian mummy with a prosthetic toe.
Most mummy research is done on actual discovered remains, but some investigations try to reconstruct mummification techniques to figure out just how ancient peoples did it. For example, in 1994 researchers at the University of Maryland tried to mummify a donated cadaver themselves. In the journal, scientists conducted a variety of scans on that cadaver to see if they could figure out the process without asking the researchers who did the 1994 work.



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