“Excavating Plaster Casts of Bodies at Pompeii, Italy. Excavators at Pompeii will frequently come across a void in the hardened ash, made by organic remains decomposing after the ash/mud has set. Early excavators would pour concrete into the voids and excavate around them subsequently. Today a clear polymer is used instead, allowing archaeologists to see the relation of artefacts and bones therein.”

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