The Green Skeleton

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#2

Very interesting! Although the green colour of the bones is probably as a result of the formation of copper sulphate. Copper Oxide is black or red in colour depending on its form.

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#3

Thank you for your reply Phil , much appreciated

I will make some edits to the article. I have been visiting a few paleolithic cave painting sites recently where copper oxide was used to give colour to animals and I guess I must have confused that mineral with copper sulphate.

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#4

It’s not fair that a Bronze Age man has better teeth than I do! Then again, he probably didn’t live long enough to lose any of them. And they didn’t eat candy back then. Interesting article, thanks.

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#5

He’s definitely got a colgate smile , but I doubt he will be modelling anytime soon

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