Gallstones are certainly preserved in a dry environment. One of my more
bizarre conservation tasks while working in the Wellcome Historical Museum
was to preserve the large gallstones which had been lifted with the central
part of a skeleton in a soil block. The block had been excavated until the
gallstones were exposed on the surface and they were growing salts like no
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From: "Stiof MacAmhalghaidh" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:55 PM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Heritage & carbon emissions
>> When people have to go, they have to go, and occasionally there must be
>> odd gallstone. So, I would assume the number of visitors is proportional
>> the number of Gallstones (if they are preserved).
> Michael wins the prize for 'surreal message of the week'.