Evolution of Embalming Methodology in Medieval and Modern France (Agnès Sorel, the Duc De Berry, Louis the Xith, Charlotte De Savoie)

Philippe Charlier

Abstract


The development of paleopathology and the use of techniques inspired by forensic medicine authorise new observations about embalming methodology. We will discuss in this article five different examples taken from personal recent analysis dealing with aristocratic bodies from French Middle Ages to modern times. Botanical, mineralogical and toxicological studies were performed in order to better understand anatomic discoveries and technical facts.

 

Key words: Embalming Paleopathology Anthropology - Archaeology


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