Image Analysis Of Egyptian Mummy Hair
mummy, ancient Egypt, Egyptian studies, archaeology
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 and morphological variations of caucasoid hair. 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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ball, Terry; Griggs, W.; Kuchar, Marvin C.; Phillips, R.; and Hess, W. M., "Image Analysis Of Egyptian Mummy Hair" (2002). Faculty Publications. 3538.
Microscopy and Microanalysis
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