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Contact: Michael Woods
American Chemical Society

Blood on Sculptures From Mali

Caption: A new, highly-sensitive analytical test was used to confirm the presence of blood in the coating of this animal-like artifact used in ancient Mali rituals.

Credit: Pascale Richardin, Center for Research and Restoration for the Museums of France

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Related news release: American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 28, 2007

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