Alpine Iceman

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The "Iceman" of the Alps. The 5,200-year-old mummy was found high in the mountains a decade ago. Now researchers think they know where he came from.


Wolfgang Muller
*Geochemist, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

William Gannon
*Senior Collection Manager and Research Associate Professor, The Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thomas H. Kunz
*Professor of Biology, Director, Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts



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