Referee report by T. H. Huxley on 'On the Distorted Skulls Found at Wroxeter (Salop), with a Mechanico-Chemical Explanation of the Distortion' by H. Johnson

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                                <s>both <\s> of which are abstracted 
in a buried bone.
Now the solution of the earthy 
salts by the acids of the soil is 
admittedly a very slow process 
- and it is quite possible that 
the decay of the animal basis 
of the bone may have been 
more rapid than the abstraction of the calcareous salts in the Wroxeter bones.
In that case, notwithstanding 
the solvent action of the acids of 
the soil - the bones would have 
become denser & more brittle 
with age -
In fact Dr Johnsons own analyses 
(pp. 39 & 40) shew that the ancient 
                            
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Author
Henry Johnson
Reference
RR/4/142
Series
RR
Date
1862
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Referee report by T. H. Huxley on 'On the Distorted Skulls Found at Wroxeter (Salop), with a Mechanico-Chemical Explanation of the Distortion' by H. Johnson, 1862. From The Royal Society, RR/4/142

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