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Ice Mummies: Return of the Iceman (#2518)

Cutting-edge science and archaeology are reconstructing the life and culture of the Iceman--the 5,000-year-old frozen corpse found buried in the ice of the Alps. By analyzing every inch of the Iceman's body and the tools and equipment found with it, scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of the late Stone Age in this part of Europe. X-ray, CAT scan and microscopic analysis of this important find is revealing where the Iceman lived, what he ate and how he may have died; nuclear physics reveals that the Iceman's hair was contaminated with arsenic and copper, suggesting he was involved in copper production centuries before it was known to exist in the region. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Science & Technology
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440 episodes
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