2013 IG NOBEL PRIZE FOR ARCHAEOLOGY


Congratulations to Brian Crandall and Peter Stahl for wining the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize for Archaeology! Here is the announcement of the award from the Improbable Research webpage: “Brian Crandall [USA] and Peter Stahl [CANADA, USA], for parboiling a dead shrew, and then swallowing the shrew without chewing, and then carefully examining everything excreted during subsequent days all so they could see which bones would dissolve inside the human digestive system, and which bones would not.” REFERENCE: “Human Digestive Effects on a Micromammalian Skeleton,” Peter W. Stahl and Brian D. Crandall, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 22, November 1995, pp. 78997.”

Posted September 13, 2013
Topics: Archaeology

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