Mammalian erythrocyte preservation in a 3500-year-old Egyptian pot

Ella Louise Sutherland, Andrew P. Gize, Rosalie David, Steven Caldwell

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    A ca. 3500-year-old Egyptian pot from the Fayoum site of Gurob contains ethmoid bones characteristic of the sinuses and morphological remains of erythrocytes. The pot contents are interpreted as the remnants of an embalmers studio, and substantiate records of mummification. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-172
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


    • Eighteenth Dynasty
    • Erythrocytes
    • Ethmoid bones
    • Fayoum
    • Mummification


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