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From: "Ronald J. Gordon" <>
Subject: Re: Unusual Genealogical Collection
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2000 11:15:51 -0500
Sandy Pressler wrote:
> I am glad you took the hair samples! I would have done the same thing.
> Now whether or not hair disinegrates , I do not know. But it seems that somewhere I
> saw where some bodies that have been exhumed still have their hair?
Correct you are. Mummies recovered from the sands of Egypt still have some
traces of hair, plus the mountain hunter that was recently found in the wet
snow of the Swiss alps. Hair is almost entirely protein. Rose's tufts of
hair will not disintegrate in all our life times combined, many times over.