Volume 40, Issue 3 (May 1995)

    Decomposition of Buried Human Bodies and Associated Death Scene Materials on Coral Atolls in the Tropical Pacific

    (Received 30 December 1993; accepted 12 August 1994)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The decomposition of bodies and the decay of associated cultural materials, including clothing, personal ornaments, caskets, and grave goods, was investigated based on a series of exhumations on a small sand island on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. Decay data were documented for an interment period between 40 and 80 months.


    Author Information:

    Franke, B
    Research Scientist and Director, Institut für Energie und Umweltforschung, Heidelberg,

    Spennemann, DHR
    Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies, Johnstone Centre of Parks, Recreation and Heritage, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW


    Stock #: JFS13787J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13787J

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    Title Decomposition of Buried Human Bodies and Associated Death Scene Materials on Coral Atolls in the Tropical Pacific
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    Committee E30