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The Catacomb Mummies of Sicily A State-ofthe-Art Report ( 2007-2011 )

@inproceedings{PiombinoMascali2012TheCM,
  title={The Catacomb Mummies of Sicily A State-ofthe-Art Report ( 2007-2011 )},
  author={Dario Piombino‐Mascali and Frank Maixner and Albert R. Zink and Silvia Marvelli and Stephanie Panzer and Arthur C. Aufderheide},
  year={2012}
}
The large number of mummies stored in several churches and crypts on the island of Sicily represents a unique opportunity to investigate lives, lifestyles, nutrition, disease, and funeral customs of a large sample of individuals dating from the late 16th to the mid-20th century. Within the framework of the “Sicily Mummy Project” we performed scientific studies on four mummy collections, and gathered information on their historical and archaeological context. This paper will provide an overview… 

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