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Old 01-11-2019, 03:22 PM
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Re: Don't lick the brush!

Yes, lapis was available through trade. It was also more valuable than gold. What is the simpler explanation for this rare and valuable pigment being found on this woman’s teeth? If you are going to make the claim that licking a paintbrush is not the most likely and reasonable explanation what is the most reasonable and likely explanation that fits the facts of the situation? Please be detailed and specific.
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If you are going to make the claim that licking a paintbrush is not the most likely and reasonable explanation what is the most reasonable and likely explanation that fits the facts of the situation? Please be detailed and specific.




Lapis Lazuli was cut into pieces for jewelry, it was crushed and it was milled by hand into pigment for ink. She simply ingested Lapis Lazuli dust in my opinion.

If she was licking paintbrushes there should have been traces of carbon ink on her teeth.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:30 PM
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A recent highly scientific analysis tells us that the blues used were dyes and not lapis lazuli as had been believed. There are similar manuscripts in Britain that test positive for lapis lazuli.

The British Museum have quite a few Ancient Egyptian brushes apparently.

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Re: Don't lick the brush!

The only real facts here, is that the woman has traces of lapis lazuli in her teeth. How it got there, will always be open to interpretation.

In the scheme of things, I don't understand why it even matter what chemicals some skull a thousand years old contains. I just can't understand what benefits it has to humanity whatever the reason. I think human beings are nuts.

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Old 01-14-2019, 02:25 AM
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Re: Don't lick the brush!

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The only real facts here, is that the woman has traces of lapis lazuli in her teeth. How it got there, will always be open to interpretation.

In the scheme of things, I don't understand why it even matter what chemicals some skull a thousand years old contains. I just can't understand what benefits it has to humanity whatever the reason. I think human beings are nuts.


Very true. Yet, a lot of money--a lot--is regularly assigned to research undertakings such as this. Practicing artists and humanities scholars, on the other hand, have to fight for scholarship. As if the systematic marginalization of the arts weren't enough, the general public is subjected to the findings of unbelievably irrelevant scientific research. Just a thought.
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