Laser study on 170-yr-old thumbnail re-writes history of Franklin Expedition

Laser study on 170-yr-old thumbnail re-writes history of Franklin Expedition

A study conducted by a group of Canadian scientists published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports debunks continued myths surrounding the demise of the Franklin Expedition. Thumbnail samples of John Hartnell, crew member of the HMS Terror, found that the long believed cause of death due to lead poisoning is inaccurate.

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