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Subject: Deciphering obliterated text

Deciphering obliterated text

From: Niccolo Caldararo <caldararo>
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 1998
This is a response to Grace Katterman's request concerning the loss
of information from insects eating the surface of tags on objects.

I doubt that IR will help if the top layer has been digested by the
insects.  However, a low tech approach would be to rub a very soft
pencil on the back of the labels very lightly.  This can reproduce
the information given the original hand was heavily pressing down
during writing.  Good Luck,

Niccolo Caldararo
Dept. of Anthro

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