Forensic science carbon dating mummies
Australian scientists have just brought an ancient Egyptian mummy to life.A team of forensic experts and scientists from the University of Melbourne, Monash University, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and many others has reconstructed the head of a mummified Egyptian woman through the combination of forensic science, CT scanning, 3-D printing and art.Where was the Iceman's home, and what was he doing at the high mountain pass where he died?Painstaking research--especially of plant remains found with the body--contradicts many of the initial speculations On a clear day in September 1991 a couple hiking along a high ridge in the Alps came upon a corpse melting out of the ice.They called him Lionheart — a name that has become the epitome of courage in battle.More than eight centuries after the death of King Richard I of England, forensic scientists have now revealed the secrets of his most feted organ.
But domestic difficulties were waiting when he returned to Europe, and he spent the last years of his life trying to suppress revolt in his French territories.
She was found not guilty at Winchester Crown Court last week.
The technique - radio carbon dating - is set to become an important weapon in the international fight against the illegal trade in animal parts and products that some suggest is worth billions of pounds a year.
Selling ivory is not illegal, providing it is from an elephant that died before 1947.
But until now, proving the age of an item was notoriously difficult, relying on expert opinion.
On 25 March 1199, while laying siege to the castle of Châlus-Chabrol in the Limousin region, he was pierced in the left shoulder by an enemy crossbow bolt.