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Making Mummies

Thanks to technology, history, and deductive reasoning, experts are able to access important scientific and cultural information about mummies. In turn, this information usually reveals much about the culture, religion, and daily lives of the members of a civilization. But how do scientists find out a mummy?s sex, age, diet, social standing, cause of death, or original appearance? Challenge students to explore the Web sites below to learn the procedures, tools, and background knowledge necessary to understand mummies.

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