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Mummy, Falcon, Egypt, Fake museum x-ray scan
An Egyptian falcon mummy donated to BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures had no provenience and thus aroused a lot of curiosity. At first, noninvasive research procedures were used in order to see inside the mummy. Results were inconclusive, so only after these procedures were followed were more invasive techniques carried out. It is important that museums follow these procedures in order to build a background for their objects without a history.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wood, Shannon C. and Stavast, Paul, "Dating a Mummy: Determining Background on Museum Objects With No Provenience" (2012). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 26.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© 2012 Shannon Colleen Wood
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