Skip to comments.Scientists Tantalize With 'Iceman' Findings (Canada)
Posted on 04/04/2008 7:56:26 AM PDT by blam
Scientists tantalize with 'iceman' findings
Darah Hansen, Vancouver Sun
Published: Friday, April 04, 2008
Scientists from around the world who have been studying the centuries-old human remains that melted out of a glacier in northwestern British Columbia in 1999 will gather for the first time in Victoria later this month to talk about what they've learned from the unnamed "iceman."
The Kwäday Dän Ts'ìnchi Symposium will be held April 24-27 at the University of Victoria.
It is being held in conjunction with the Northwest Anthropology Conference.
The conference brings together more than 30 researchers from fields as diverse as archeology, criminology and microbiology. They come from local universities, the Royal B.C. Museum, Vancouver General Hospital, first nations, and institutions as far afield as Indiana and Scotland.
Kwäday Dän Ts'ìnchi means "long ago person found" in the Southern Tutchone language and refers to the remains of the young aboriginal hunter found frozen in a glacier in 1999 in the Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, part of the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.
Kwäday Dän Ts'ìnchi was hailed worldwide as one of the most significant archeological and scientific discoveries ever.
The well-preserved condition of the remains has allowed scientists the rare opportunity to study in detail everything about the ancient man's lifestyle, from the source of clothing he wore, to what he ate and drank in the hours before his death on the glacier.
The preservation of the remains without the ritual of an official burial also made the discovery important, said B.C. archeologist Al Mackie.
"When someone dies an accidental death, it's like a snapshot frozen in time, in this case literally, of what they had with them and what they were doing," he said.
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They didn't mention the lawyers and sensitivity/diversity experts (although I'm sure they'll be lurking, just in case). This kind of research, in North America, is a minefield and a labyrinth of closed doors. Political correctness abounds and butts heads with itself throughout.
They should call in CSI from Vegas. They seem to solve every crime within 1 hour.
I thought this was going to be about the melting of the 14 feet of snow they got in Ottawa this year.
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