The Glacier Mummy

Discovering the Neolithic Age with the Iceman
Author: Gudrun Sulzenbacher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783852565910
Page: 64
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Single-Sided NMR

Author: Federico Casanova,Juan Perlo,Bernhard Blümich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642163074
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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This book describes the design of the first functioning single-sided tomograph, the related measurement methods, and a number of applications in medicine, materials science, and chemical engineering. It will be the first comprehensive account of this new device and its applications. Among the key advances of this method is that images can be obtained in much shorter times than originally anticipated, and that even vector maps of flow fields can be measured although the magnetic fields are highly inhomogeneous. Furthermore, the equipment is small, mobile and affordable to small and medium enterprises and can be located in doctors’ offices.

Human Mummies

A Global Survey of their Status and the Techniques of Conservation
Author: Konrad Spindler,Harald Wilfing,Elisabeth Rastbichler-Zissernig,Dieter ZurNedden,Hans Nothdurfter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783211826591
Category: Science
Page: 296
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On 15-17 September, 1993, Innsbruck, Austria, search. Another remarkable case, that of the pre-Colum hosted the International Mummy Symposium. This bian miner from Restauradora Mine near Chuqincamata does not mean that beautiful North Tyrol was the setting in northern Chile, is the result of impregnation with for a gathering of the world's most prominent mummies copper salts, and the mummy became an attraction as themselves, but rather the exciting discovery of a Late "Copper Man" at various fairs around the country. As he Neolithic glacial mummy released from the ice of the was found with a complete set of miner's tools, the Otztal Alps provided the focus of attention for numerous mummy offers a unique insight into the life and working scholars from many different parts of the world to come conditions of an Indio miner of the first millennium AD. together to address various questions relating to mum Even so, the mummified remains comprise only the skel mified human remains. eton with a completely rigid covering of skin, whereas Normally researchers studying the remains of histori the other soft parts have not survived. calor prehistoric human bodies will at best have bony In contrast, mummification in ice, and especially in substance to work on. It is rarely the case that soft parts the permafrost, can produce much better results.

A Cultural History of Climate

Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745645291
Category: Science
Page: 295
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Explores the latest historical research on the development of the earth's climate, showing how even minor changes in the climate could result in major social, political, and religious upheavals.

Modern Mummies

The Preservation of the Human Body in the Twentieth Century
Author: Christine Quigley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613737
Category: Social Science
Page: 271
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For many, a mummy is an Egyptian pharaoh, wrapped in cloth, found thousands of years later in a pyramid by archaeologists. But mummies need not be ancient. Modern-day mummies can be found under glass in special tombs built in their honor, in private collections where they have come to rest after decades on the carnival circuit, in dissecting rooms of medical schools, and in the basements of funeral homes waiting for decades to be claimed by the next of kin. Stories about the famous (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, Eva Peron) and the not-so-famous (Leslie Hansell wanted her body mummified to bask in the sun rather than being buried in the cold ground) mummies are told here in great detail, along with a broader look at the history and process of mummification. The book includes a comprehensive study of the successful prolonged preservation of the human body, and delves into the law and science of modern mummification.

The Scientific Study of Mummies

Author: Arthur C. Aufderheide
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521818261
Category: Science
Page: 608
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Originally published in 2003, this is a lavishly illustrated reference volume on mummies and what can be learned from them worldwide.

Chalcolithic mummy

Author: Museo archeologico dell'Alto Adige (Bolzano, Italy)
Publisher: Folio Publishing Corporation
Category: Social Science
Page: 125
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Der Mann im Eis

Author: Frank Höpfel,Werner Platzer,Konrad Spindler
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 464
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Author: Adam Woog
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1601523343
Category: Mummies
Page: N.A
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An investigation of mummies.

Conservation of Wood Artifacts

A Handbook
Author: A. Unger,Arno Schniewind,W. Unger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540415800
Category: Science
Page: 578
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The impetus for this book was the desire to systematically organize the extant literature on the conservation of cultural property made of wood, from its beginnings before the Christian Era to the year 2000. Various published reviews and monographs, including Holzkonservierung (Wood Conserva tion) published by the senior author in 1988, have appeared over the years, especially in English and in German. They have provided exemplary treat merit of individual areas or aspects of wood conservation, but a comprehen sive, up-to-date exposition of historic and current developments has been lacking. The diverse professional fields of the authors, as well as their insights into methods of conservation and restoration of wood artifacts in Europe, North America, and Asia provided a solid basis for the success of this under taking. One of the goals during the examination of the literature was that not only well-known conservators and scientists from countries that are leaders in wood conservation should be represented, but that less well-known, often not as readily accessible contributions should also be included. Only in this manner was it possible to draw a comprehensive picture of the national and international state of wood conservation. The Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) of the Getty Institute were very helpful in our efforts to evaluate as many publications as possible.

The Summits of Modern Man

Author: Peter H. Hansen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674074556
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 392
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Mountaineering has served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. A fascinating study of the first ascents of the major Alpine peaks and Mt. Everest, The Summits of Modern Man reveals the significance of our encounters with the world’s most forbidding heights and how difficult it is to imagine nature in terms other than conquest and domination.

Ice Mummies. How Ice Mummies form and what they tell us

Author: N.A
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 364037584X
Category: Social Science
Page: 18
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Archaeology, grade: A (1), The University of Southern Mississippi , language: English, abstract: Ice mummies like Kwäday Dan Ts’inchì and Ötzi are rare treasures which can tell us as much about the past as a history book can. The mummies could form, because of the combination of cold temperatures, ice and dehydration. With the help of methods like isotope analysis and carbon dating, researchers were able to make the mummies talk. Especially Ötzi has completely changed the way archaeologists see the stone ages.

Eternal Remains: World Mummification and the Beliefs that make it Necessary

Author: Ken Jeremiah
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622874943
Category: Social Science
Page: 397
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Eternal Remains: World Mummification and the Beliefs that make it Necessary provides an overview of mummification, but it concentrates on the reasons behind the act. It investigates the justification for preserving dead bodies, and in so doing, probes the true nature of both life and death. Many think of these as two distinct concepts, like day and night, but they are not distinct. Day fades into night, and night then returns to day. There are realms in which night and day merge, such as dusk and dawn. Perhaps the relationship between life and death is similar. After explaining the natural processes of decay and how they are halted, various mummies in different parts of the world are introduced. In the Americas, these include snow- and ice-preserved bodies in Montana and Alaska, and some controversial finds in other states. The Guanajuato mummies in Mexico and the strangely-preserved bodies in San Bernardo, Columbia are also introduced, alongside new translations of modern reactions to such bodies. The mummification techniques of cultures in Central and South America are also delineated, including Incan sacrificial ceremonies and the preservation of Incan kings. Unusual preservations in South America include the Chancay practice of turning the deceased into drums, which were played during special ceremonies, and the Jívaro method of shrinking heads. In addition, Eternal Remains introduces to the English-speaking world the recently discovered world's smallest mummy, Ichiknuna. Chapters about European mummies cover the so-called Frankenstein mummies of Cladh Hallan and fantastically preserved bog bodies, which provide evidence of ancient murders and superstitious customs. The mummies in Ferentillo, a small town north of Rome in the region of Umbria, were strangely preserved by the soil's chemical composition. Eternal Remains contains many pictures of these mummies, which have not been previously published. It also provides new information about what happened to King Tutankhamen's body after it had been embalmed and placed into a sarcophagus, and it explains the amazing discovery of cocaine, nicotine, and hashish in nine different 7,000-year-old Egyptian mummies. Since mainstream historical understanding holds that these substances only existed in the Americas at the time, the discovery is forcing some scholars to consider the possibility of cross-oceanic trade, which would force a historical rewrite. Other controversial finds are likewise presented in this text, including the discovery of advanced, ancient Caucasian bodies in China. This book is one of few in English to cover Buddhist mummification in Tibet and China, and the amazingly self-mummified monks in Japan. Newly translated information about some of these monks, never before published in English, is included in this book, alongside pictures of the monks who engaged in this suicidal practice. Eternal Remains also explains modern methods of conservation. The reasons behind the worldwide desire to mummify are similar, and by investigating the techniques and the underlying beliefs that necessitated the practice, one can more clearly see just what makes us human. This study forces readers to reflect upon the true nature of life and death, and connections are made between the spiritual portion of each individual and other natural phenomena. They are led to ponder the ultimate significance of it all. The final conclusions formed are sure to inspire all, providing a new way to consider death and its relationship to life. Eternal Remains combines a study of mummification with comparative religions, and an analysis of worldwide beliefs about the nature of death. It will open one's eyes to new possibilities concerning human advancement, anomalous archaeological discoveries, and the greatest mysteries of both life and death.

The Man In The Ice

Author: Konrad Spindler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178022589X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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The amazing story of the discovery of a 5000-year-old body found perfectly preserved in the Alps - written by the leader of the investigation In 1991 the world was electrified by a chance discovery of a perfectly preserved corpse trapped in an Alpine glacier. Preliminary tests showed that this was the body of a Neolithic hunter who died some 5300 years ago. Now Dr Konrad Spindler, the leader of an international team of scientists examining the body, makes the results of his investigations public for the first time and answers a series of fascinating questions about the `Ice Man' and the clues he can give us to the nature of daily life in the late Stone Age. The result is a riveting scientific detective story, giving us the fullest picture yet of Neolithic Man - our ancestor.

Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective

Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat,Mitchell Sharmat
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385376928
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he searches throughout San Francisco to solve the mystery of the lost joke book! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! CAN NATE SOLVE HIS FIRST OUT-OF-TOWN CASE? Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are off to San Francisco! They’re going to visit Nate’s cousin Olivia Sharp, who a detective too. But when Olivia isn’t around to solve a case, Nate must search the city for a lost joke book. Will he find the missing book in the big city? Visit Nate the Great and Sludge! Praise for the Nate the Great Series ★ “Kids will like Nate the Great.” —School Library Journal, Starred “A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist “Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly “Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews “They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post

Der Mann im Eis

Neue Funde und Ergebnisse
Author: Konrad Spindler,Elisabeth Rastbichler-Zissernig,Harald Wilfing,Dieter zur Nedden,Hans Nothdurfter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709165997
Category: Science
Page: 325
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