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Title: Analytical elemental fingerprinting of natron and its detection in ancient Egyptian mummified remains
Author: Currie, Katherine Jane
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
The naturally occurring evaporitic deposit natron was collected and used by the ancient Egyptians as a desiccating and preserving agent m intentional mummification. Natron is a naturally occurring compound obtained from different geographical areas and would be expected to have a different elemental composition. The elemental composition of individual samples and areas within the sample were measured by two bulk analytical techniques and a laser micro-probe technique.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.493942  DOI: Not available
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