Fantasist & Futurist
- Nov 23, 2002
Apparently, the higher fat content in sheepskin means it's harder to secretly alter text written on it than either calfskin or goatskin:
Lawyers used sheepskin as anti-fraud device for hundreds of years to stop fraudsters pulling the woo
Medieval and early modern lawyers chose to write on sheepskin parchment because it helped prevent fraud, new analysis suggests.