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A prehistoric Egyptian mummy: Evidence for an ‘embalming recipe’ and the evolution of early formative funerary treatments

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Interdisciplinary scientific investigations utilising chemical analysis, shotgun metagenomics, textile analysis and radiocarbon dating have been applied to the study of an intact prehistoric Egyptian mummy, allowing insights into when this individual lived and died, and the funerary treatments employed in the preparation of the body. Here we present the first evidence for an extant prehistoric mummy that has undergone treatment with notably similar formative complex ‘balms’ that would later c...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.jas.2018.07.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4961-3847
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Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Archaeological Science Journal website
Volume:
100
Pages:
191-200
Publication date:
2018-08-16
Acceptance date:
2018-07-23
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EISSN:
1095-9238
ISSN:
0305-4403
Pubs id:
pubs:941327
URN:
uri:dd7ce4d4-dc17-4b7f-bebf-fb832c2a7931
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uuid:dd7ce4d4-dc17-4b7f-bebf-fb832c2a7931
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pubs:941327

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