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Figure 6: Left and right hands, both exposed in the same environmental conditions, from a body recovered after the December 2004 South Asian tsunami.

Figure 6: Left and right hands, both exposed in the same environmental conditions, from a body recovered after the December 2004 South Asian tsunami. The hands prior to boiling were macerated, exhibiting wrinkles and no visible friction ridge detail (left hand). The hands after boiling were reconditioned, exhibiting visible friction ridge detail and no wrinkles (right hand).

 

Figure 6 shows left and right hands, both exposed in the same environmental conditions, from a body recovered after the December 2004 South Asian tsunami. The hands prior to boiling were macerated, exhibiting wrinkles and no visible friction ridge detail (left hand). The hands after boiling were reconditioned, exhibiting visible friction ridge detail and no wrinkles (right hand).