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Ancient Scots Mummified Their Dead


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Thann Lowery
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« on: September 16, 2007, 04:12:30 am »



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Fermented Bone
The brittle bones of a buried female's tibia, showing a fracture. Analysis of this and other remains found at Scotland's Cladh Hallan,  determined the bodies were subject to an acidic environment in a peat bog that fermented them and enhanced preservation. Study of this particular bone revealed the woman's knee was broken prior to burial, but long after her death.
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