ISBN-10:
0226258238
ISBN-13:
9780226258232
Pub. Date:
09/28/2001
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
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 FowlerBrenda Fowler

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Overview

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 his discovery—along with 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226258232
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Edition description: 1
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Brenda Fowler's work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, and The Times (UK), among other publications.

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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