Brian Crandall

Year2013
CategoryArchaeology
CountriesUnited States
DescriptionBrian Crandall and Peter Stahl, for parboiling a dead shrew, and then swallowing the shrew without chewing, and then carefully examining everything excreted during subsequent days — all so they could see which bones would dissolve inside the human digestive system, and which bones would not.
Reference"Human Digestive Effects on a Micromammalian Skeleton" Peter W. Stahl and Brian D. Crandall, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 22, November 1995, pp. 789–97.