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Unformatted text preview: had it melt faster, ice was gone • first excavation used ski poles o thought was recent murder victim o lost some bones/broke some bones because of bad excavations o let the body thaw out o • 120 pounds • 5’2’’ – 5’4’’ • ancient murder victim, arrowhead in collarbone • died 900 years before pyramids where built • perfectly preserved • shoes, belt, trousers, shirt o also has pouches with herbs and arrowheads o tattoos • 2000 BC When things like this are found: • Tourist trade cashes in: o Ice cream o wine o chocolate What would you do to excavate iceman • Biological anthropologist • Horizontal/vertical excavation o Need context o Guy and equipment • Geologist • Glacial spet • Special environment in which your excavating • Cut out the entire section of ice...
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- Fall '10
- Archaeology, Sutton Hoo, Sutton Hoo ship, Lindow Man, stomach Lindow Man, saxon royal burial, golden shoulder clasps