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Michael Inskip, left, a visiting expert on lead isotope analysis in the Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences program, and Lori D’Ortenzio, lead author of the paper and a researcher in the Department of Anthropology.

Strands of hair provide clues into mystery surrounding doomed voyage

Lori D'Ortenzio a recent Anthropology Doctoral Graduate, has discovered further evidence indicating lead poisoning was just one of many different factors contributing to the deaths of the crew of the Franklin expedition.

Sep 07, 2018

A new analysis of human hair taken from the remains of one of the members of the Franklin expedition, is providing further evidence that lead poisoning was just one of many different factors contributing to the deaths of the crew, and not the primary cause, casting new doubt on the theory that has been the subject of debate amongst scientists and historians for decades.

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