Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science, Paperback / softback Book

Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science Paperback / softback

Edited by Rosalie (University of Manchester) David

Description

Egyptian mummies have always aroused popular and scientific interest; however, most modern studies, although significantly increased in number and range, have been published in specialist journals.

Now, this unique book, written by a long-established team of scientists, brings this exciting, cross-disciplinary area of research to a wider readership.

It shows how this team's multidisciplinary, investigative methods and the unique resource of the Egyptian Mummy Tissue Bank are being used for the new major international investigations of disease evolution and ancient Egyptian pharmacy and pharmacology.

It also assesses the current status of palaeopathology and ancient DNA research, and treatments available for conserving mummified remains.

Descriptions of the historical development of Egyptian mummifications and medicine and detailed references to previous scientific investigations provide the context for firsthand accounts of cutting-edge research by prominent specialists in this field, demonstrating how these techniques can contribute to a new perspective on Egyptology.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology
  • ISBN: 9781107662629

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