[ RadSafe ] Yellowcake facepaint in PNG ?
jaro_10kbq at videotron.ca
Sun May 8 19:08:27 CDT 2016
Looking for someone in this group who could help confirm -- or deny -- a
claim regarding yellow Uranium pigment being used by indigenous tribesmen (
the Huli "Wigmen") in Papua New Guinea (PNG), for ceremonial face painting,
as per the following links:
http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/2009/10/papua-new-guinea/ (see text near
bottom of page)
General reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huli_people
I know that uranium salts were used as pigments by south-western American
tribesmen for face & body paint, but that was hundreds of years ago.
It would be amazing, if true, that uranium face paint is still being used
today, in PNG.
Thanks in advance.
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