12 (Ice Maiden Video)

12 (Ice Maiden Video) - 12/12/06 Video: Ice Maiden Altai...

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12/12/06 Video: Ice Maiden Altai Mountains: Patches of permafrost that can preserve bodies and other artifacts in some spots within the mountain Excavation by Natalia Polosmak of a woman who was given the nickname “Ice Maiden” “Pastures of Heaven”-sacred area of the Altai Mountains Symbols of status: o Size of the coffin o Number of horses around the burials Tattoos on the woman had been very well preserved Woman had status: grand burial, gold, tattoos probably had a leading role in Pazyryk culture People of the Altai mountains today see themselves as direct descendants of the Pazyryk people are taking a keen interest in the Ice Maiden’s future Fractures in the Ice Maiden’s Head are thought to be part of the embalming process; eyes had gouged out similar to the embalming process described by Herodotus Approximately 25 when she died Buried with a headdress that had carvings that were covered with gold leaves and showed a woman’s high place in society and amongst her tribe
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC-ANAL 50 taught by Professor Lamberg-karlovsky during the Fall '06 term at Harvard.

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