Mummification is a peculiar transformative process consisting of the total drying of the body soft tissues. It is produced, in particular conditions, between 6 and 12 months after death. "Precocious" mummification has been reported in countries where recorded weather conditions are more extreme than in Italy, in a confined environment, or with particular micro-climate conditions. Here we present a case of mummification produced in a central region of Italy in four weeks. We also analyze conditions allowing for the rapidity of this phenomenon.

Marella, G.l., Perfetti, E., Manciocchi, S., Arcudi, G. (2013). A case of "precocious" mummification. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, 20(2), 122-124 [10.1016/j.jflm.2012.06.013].

A case of "precocious" mummification

Marella G. L.;PERFETTI, EMILIO;Arcudi G.
2013-01-01

Abstract

Mummification is a peculiar transformative process consisting of the total drying of the body soft tissues. It is produced, in particular conditions, between 6 and 12 months after death. "Precocious" mummification has been reported in countries where recorded weather conditions are more extreme than in Italy, in a confined environment, or with particular micro-climate conditions. Here we present a case of mummification produced in a central region of Italy in four weeks. We also analyze conditions allowing for the rapidity of this phenomenon.
2013
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
Articolo
Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/43 - MEDICINA LEGALE
English
Amputation, Traumatic; Animals; Exsanguination; Feeding Behavior; Forensic Pathology; Humans; Humidity; Italy; Male; Multiple Trauma; Mummies; Temperature; Time Factors; Postmortem Changes
Marella, G.l., Perfetti, E., Manciocchi, S., Arcudi, G. (2013). A case of "precocious" mummification. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, 20(2), 122-124 [10.1016/j.jflm.2012.06.013].
Marella, Gl; Perfetti, E; Manciocchi, S; Arcudi, G
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