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Human Mummies: A Global Survey of their Status and the Techniques of Conservation (The Man in the Ice) [Hardcover]

By Konrad Spindler (Editor), H. Wilfing (Editor), E. Rastbichler-Zissernig (Editor), D. Zur Nedden (Editor), H. Nothdurfter (Editor) & H. Spindler (Editor)
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This volume comprises the proceedings of the International Mummy Symposium held in Innsbruck, Austria, on 15-17 September 1993. The variety of the reports is considerable, ranging from the 10,000 year old mummies of the Andes and the corpses found in various fens and bogs to less well known finds from central China. In the context of the Tyrolean Iceman, the permafrost corpses of the Arctic region are highly meaningful, of course, especially with regard to the comparability of the natural processes of mummification.
In addition to providing a thorough overview of the various mummies found worldwide, the international Mummy Symposium focused especially on aspects of conservation and the preservation of soft parts. As far as visualisation techniques are concerned, the emphasis is on non-invasive methods such as computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
The book closes with a separate section devoted to the progress made to date in researching the Tyrolean Iceman. In keeping with the topic of Symposium, the research results relate to the natural processes of conservation in this five-thousand year old glacial mummy from the Austrian Alps.

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Pages   294
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Weight:   2.45 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 14, 1996
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3211826599  
ISBN13  9783211826591  


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Gleanings from the Ice Age Man  Jun 3, 2004
Remember the excitement in the early 1990s about the frozen man found in the Alps? The "Man the the Ice". He had laid there since the last Ice Age. It was a precious opportunity for scientists to investigate human remains from that period, with clothing and tissue present and amenable to analysis.

This book is a partial summary of those efforts. (The third volume.) It actually spans analyses done on corpses found all over the world. These might have been deliberately or accidentally preserved, by various means. Discussions are made about the relative efficacies of those methods, from our standpoint, centuries or millenia hence; in terms of how much has been left for us to study.

The motivating event was that Ice Age man. As the book makes clear, from him, we have found much about human life and capabilities in that era.

 

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