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Michigan Modification Articles and information regarding piercing, tattooing, scarification, as well as surgical and nonsurgical modifications.
Possibly the flesh was boiled off the bones at once ("scarification"), or left to rot in separate cists awhile; afterwards the skeletons were collected and the cists re-used.
Their distinctive and extensive body scarification was a means of establishing ethnic identity and is striking feature of their figure carving.
Light, alternating temperatures, chilling, nitrate and seed scarification can all help to promote germination.
In tribal societies in which climate and custom permit scant clothing, body scarification is common and considered as artistically and socially valuable.