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Ancient Ice Mummies

Ancient Ice Mummies (Paperback)

By Dickson, James Holmes

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Ancient human bodies, melted from their glacial time-capsules, present unique sources of highly detailed information of lives spent long ago. One example of particular note has been dubbed by the world's media 'Otzi the Iceman'. Deservedly celebrated from the moment of his incred...ible discovery, his fame has only increased with the realisation of his murder. Found high in the Alps shot in the back by an arrow, Otzi lived some 5,200 years ago and represents the oldest and coldest of cold cases. The hectic and violent last few days of his life have been revealed by various analyses of his gut contents which can be likened to an encoded diary and a map. Pollen and coarse remains of plants including mosses have been crucial in these respects. DNA analysis has revealed details of his diet. Stable isotopes have indicated two homelands. This is a detective story unparalleled in scientific archaeology. In this engaging and fully illustrated new book, one of the world's foremost authorities on glacier mummies explores their curious preservation and unravels the clues they have left for us locked in ice, frozen in time. As one the most mysterious and best preserved examples, Otzi and his story are given special attention.
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ISBN 9780752459356
Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780752459356
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Released 1 Nov 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickson, James Holmes
Category World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Egyptian archaeology
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 393.3
Weight 320g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ice mummies
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text General/trade