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Chungará (Arica)

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LOMBARDI, Guido P.. MUMMY CONSERVATION AND PALEOPATHOLOGY. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2001, vol.33, n.1, pp.87-89. ISSN 0717-7356.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562001000100014.

The curation of human mummified remains is discussed from the point of view of the paleopathologist. The preservation of a body (and samples) after its study involves: (1) The type of mummification process used, and the deterioration since (taphonomy); (2) Method of study utilized (radiology and/or non-destructive autopsy: maximizes information, minimizes damage); (3) Individualized restoration; and (4) Storage (including samples and documents): environment and pest-barriers. Finally, the respect that each human body deserves is emphasized, as well as the laws and beliefs of each nation. Some examples are given from Perú and the United States

Keywords : Museology; paleopathology.

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