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dc.contributor.authorSowada, K-
dc.contributor.authorJacobsen, GE-
dc.contributor.authorBertuch, F-
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, T-
dc.contributor.authorJenkinson, A-
dc.identifier.citationSowada, K., Jacobsen, G., Bertuch, F., Palmer, T., & Jenkinson, A. (2011). Who's that lying in my coffin? An imposter exposed by 14C dating. Radiocarbon, 53(2), 221-228. doi:10.1017/S0033822200056502en_AU
dc.description.abstractIn the 19th and early 20th centuries, many museums acquired Egyptian coffins containing mummies from private donors who bought them from dealers in Egypt. Owing to the unknown context of such acquisitions, it cannot be assumed that the mummified individual inside the coffin is the same person named on it. Radiocarbon dating is a key diagnostic test, within the framework of a multidisciplinary study, to help resolve this question. The dating of an adult mummy in the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney was therefore checked using (14)C dating. For over 150 yr, mummy NM R28.2 was identified as Padiashaikhet as per his coffin, dated to the 25th Dynasty, about 725-700 BC. (14)C results from samples of linen wrappings revealed that the mummy was an unknown individual from the Roman period, cal AD 68-129. The mummification technique can now be understood within its correct historical context. © 2011, University of Arizonaen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizonaen_AU
dc.subjectIsotope datingen_AU
dc.subjectCarbon 14en_AU
dc.subjectHistorical aspectsen_AU
dc.subjectDiagnostic techniquesen_AU
dc.subjectNuclear magnetic resonanceen_AU
dc.titleWho's that lying in my coffin? An imposter exposed by 14C datingen_AU
dc.typeJournal Articleen_AU
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