Iceman: Uncovering the Life & Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier / Edition 1

Iceman: Uncovering the Life & Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier / Edition 1

by Brenda Fowler
     
 

On September 19, 1991 a couple hiking along an Alpine ridge stumbled upon a frozen, intact corpse melting out of a glacier. He was dubbed "the Iceman," and the realization that he was actually 5,000 years old set off a whirlwind of political, scientific, and media activity that made him an overnight sensation. In this remarkable and dramatic book, Brenda Fowler

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On September 19, 1991 a couple hiking along an Alpine ridge stumbled upon a frozen, intact corpse melting out of a glacier. He was dubbed "the Iceman," and the realization that he was actually 5,000 years old set off a whirlwind of political, scientific, and media activity that made him an overnight sensation. In this remarkable and dramatic book, Brenda Fowler takes readers through the bizarre odyssey that began in the Stone Age and continued for years after the Iceman was unearthed. In a new afterword Fowler looks back on the ten years since the discovery and shows that the Iceman continues to inspire controversy and wonder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226258232
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
330
Sales rank:
748,060
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

A Note on Sources
Prologue - No Room in the Helicopter
1. The First to See It
2. A Difficult Recovery
3. A Great Moment for Science
4. Italy Is Watching
5. Evidence of Distress
6. The Mummy to Market
7. A Castrated Egyptian
8. Spindler's Story
9. Expanding Markets
10. "A Proper Forefather"
11. The Place He Came to Lie
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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