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A hypothesis of sudden body fluid vaporization in the 79 AD victims of Vesuvius

Fig 4

Thermal effects on the cranial cavity.

A. Skull showing dark staining of the intracranial bone table (adult male, ind. 9, chamber 12). B. The inner bone surface progressively changing from pale yellow to black (α–γ). C. Brown residues encrusting the vascular grooves (scale bar in cm). Bone colors are based on the Munsell soil color chart [73].

Fig 4