Study shows people died from body fluid vaporization due to pyroclastic flows from Vesuvius

A team of researchers at the Federico II University Hospital in Italy has found evidence that suggests many people living in Herculaneum during the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius were killed by the extreme heat characteristic of pyroclastic flows. In their paper published on the open access site PLOS ONE, the group describes telltale signs of heat damage they found in the remains of people living in the ancient Roman city at the time.

Study shows people died from body fluid vaporization due to pyroclastic flows from Vesuvius

A team of researchers at the Federico II University Hospital in Italy has found evidence that suggests many people living in Herculaneum during the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius were killed ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Wed 10 Oct 18 from Geek.com

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Wed 10 Oct 18 from CNET

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Tue 9 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

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