Mummification research paper

SCIENCE
GRADES K - 4
- Science as Inquiry
- Physical Science
- Life Science
- Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
- History and Nature of Science
GRADES 5 - 8
- Science as Inquiry
- Physical Science
- Life Science
- Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
- History and Nature of Science
GRADES 9 - 12
- Science as Inquiry
- Physical Science
- Life Science
- Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
- History and Nature of Science

In examining the skulls, we saw that many had bean-like bumps in the ear canal, a condition known as auditory exostosis. The bony growths are caused by exposure to cold water. If chronic, as in people who dive repeatedly without ear protection, deafness can result. More than a fifth of the Chinchorro had auditory exostosis; nearly all were adult males, which indicates that harvesting from the sea was men’s work. Even Acha Man, who lived 9,000 years ago, had the telltale bumps, making his the first known case of an occupational disease in the New World.

T he process was not finished, because the mummy still needed to be wrapped. Photographs of the mummy of Tuthmosis III would be used as a guide. The wrapping was preformed using long strips of linen bandages and shrouds that had been imported from Egypt. Each strip of linen was complete with appropriate hieroglyphic inscriptions. They were attached using a natural resin. In some ancient Egyptian mummies, this resin appears to have been poured on, covering the entire body. Observations of this tar-like substance is how mummies got their name. Early observers believed this resin to be bitumen (tar), the Persian word for bitumen is moumia. The entire wrapping process took several days and required more than 6 layers or 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of linen. In accordance with ancient practice, a heart amulet was placed over Mumab's heart.

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Abdeen Palace Museums
Alexandria National Museum
Arish Museum
Aswan Museum Elephantine

Mummification research paper

mummification research paper

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Abdeen Palace Museums
Alexandria National Museum
Arish Museum
Aswan Museum Elephantine

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