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Saturday the 13th Jay visited our other expedition group working at the tomb of Suemniwet on the west bank of the Nile. This season is our last, and we are completing analysis of materials we have excavated over the past seven seasons. Bone sorting is our present occupation, and Jen Kimpton is in charge of trying to get a minimum number of mummified individuals from our disarticulated human remains. It appears that left ulnae, an arm bone, are our most numerous bone type (we've had a pool going, and maxillae were a close second, but it looks as if the ulnae will win out). Here Hardy Bryan is trying to determine whether he has right or left ulnae so that they can be correctly divided up.

Identifying Bone Fragments - 20300 Bytes

Fatma Esmail holding a mummified arm fragment tries to determine whether it is a right or left arm. Unfortunately she was unable to do so due to the skin obscuring the bones. In the background Hardy Bryan also works on "siding" ulnae.

Checking Bone Identification - 20744 Bytes

Jen Kimpton, acting as our resident osteologist, checks to confirm the best characteristics to help "side" the radius bones. Then she instructs the others in identifying right and left radii.

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