The Man in the Ice
The Discovery of A 5,000-year-old Body Reveals the Secrets of the Stone Age
Baker & Taylor
Describes the discovery of the body of a Neolithic hunter frozen in Alpine ice, explaining what the Iceman can tell modern science about life in the late Stone Age
Originally published in Germany by C. Bertelsmann, Verlag GmbH, Munich, 1994. In 1991, the body of a man trapped in a glacier in the +tzaler Alps on the Austrian-Italian border was discovered; preliminary tests showed that it was the body of a Neolithic hunter who died some 5,300 years ago. Spindler, leader of an international team of scientists investigating the body, details its discovery and analysis for a general readership. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Blackwell North Amer
In 1991 The world was electrified by the chance discovery of the body of a man trapped in a glacier in the Otztaler Alps on the Austrian-Italian border. The corpse was almost perfectly preserved. Preliminary tests showed that this was the body of a Neolithic hunter who died some 5,300 years ago.
The results of further investigations have been awaited with great excitement throughout the world. In The Man in the Ice, Dr. Konrad Spindler, the leader of an international team of scientists investigating the body, makes the results public for the first time - and totally refutes arguments that have challenged its authenticity.
The Man in the Ice, scientifically accurate and detailed, is also a mesmerizing detective story. The pieces of equipment found with the body, in an extraordinary state of preservation, provide fascinating clues to the nature of daily life in the Stone Age. What, for example, can we learn about the area he inhabited from the charcoal in the container he carried? How were his bows, arrows, dagger, and axe made? Then there is the body itself, a treasure trove of information: microorganisms, parasites, hair, teeth, broken bones. Finally, what was the "ice man" doing in such an inhospitable and dangerous alpine region, so far from any human settlement - and how did he die?
Describes the discovery of the body of a Neolithic hunter, frozen in Austrian Alpine ice for more than five thousand years, explaining what the Iceman can tell modern science about life in the late Stone Age--including ancient arts, technology, and weaponry. 20,000 first printing.
New York : Harmony Books, c1994
1st U.S. ed
xi, 305 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm