Bodies From the Ice

Bodies From the Ice

Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past

Book - 2008
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Recounts the discovery of the oldest human mummy in the 1990s by two mountain climbers on the Austrian border. This book reveals how glaciers, hulking masses of moving ice, are now offering up many secrets from the past.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008
ISBN: 9780618800452
061880045X
Branch Call Number: j 930.1 D311bi 2008
Characteristics: 58 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 x 26 cm

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Imagine you are hiking and come across a once frozen body, now thawing as a glacier melts. Authorities at first think the body is from the 1800s, but scientists discover the person is more than 5,000 years old! As glaciers melt and retreat, more frozen bodies are discovered. Read about types of g... Read More »


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All around the world, glaciers are melting, uncovering long-hidden bodies of people who died in the glaciers, and letting scientists learn more of the earth’s past.

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Aryanz
Aug 12, 2014

Bodies turn solid and modern technology occupied scientists are finding bodies that may have been preserved for as long as thousands of years finding ancient treasure and once living people they learn more about how the ancestors of many civilians lived years and years ago some destroyed by careless excavators many by other humans in ancient times .

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