Mount Vesuvius Victim's Brain Cells Perfectly Preserved in Glass Remnants

Human Tissue Transformed Into Glass From Mount Vesuvius Eruption

Human tissue from nearly 2,000 years ago was unique preserved after volcanic ash cooled after Mount Vesuvius erupted in a process called vitrification. A similar analysis can be conducted on victims from recent events including fires and other volcanic eruptions.
Deviant Burials: Infectious Disease or Vampires?

Understanding Prone & Deviant Burials

Anthropologists have been trying to understand the reasons for deviant burials such as being buried face-down. Throughout history, evidence points towards preventing infectious diseases, fear of the dead coming back as evil creatures, and vampires.
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