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Tangled Tale
Photograph by Ira Block

Only six years old at death, a child, probably a boy, from a disturbed grave wears a tangled reminder of his humanity. “Water is a mummy’s enemy,” says anthropologist John Verano. “If a body decomposes in a humid place, the hair will slide right off. But in Puruchuco’s dry, dusty climate, it is common to find scalps with hair still attached.”

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS IN
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100 
Lens: 100mm macro
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60th @ f8
Weather Conditions: Filtered sun
Time of Day: 5 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Side lighting with fill


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