Title

Image Analysis Of Egyptian Mummy Hair

Keywords

mummy, ancient Egypt, Egyptian studies, archaeology

Abstract

Image analysis can be a means to effectively elucidate morphological differences with both light[1,2] and electron microscopy.[3,4] These procedures have been used to evaluate morphological differences of cross sections of bundles of hair to determine gender differences[3] and morphological variations of caucasoid hair.[4] The purpose of the present investigation was to use image analysis to determine whether morphological differences could be demonstrated between head hair from Egyptian mummies from Fag el Gamous, Fayum, compared with living residents from the same region of Egypt (Mediterranean) as well as caucasoid and oriental hair

Original Publication Citation

Ball T.B., W. Griggs, M. Kuchar, R. Phillips, and W.M. Hess. 2002. Image analysis of Egyptian mummy hair. Microscopy Microanalysis 8 (Suppl. 2) 922CD.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2002-8

Publisher

Microscopy and Microanalysis

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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