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Ice Mummies—Frozen in Heaven

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Peruvian Expedition '96
Learn about what happens on an archeological dig in dispatches, e-mails, pictures, and other features that chronicle the events and findings of this 1996 expedition to the summit of Sara Sara in Peru. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Reading the Remains (Hot Science)
It may not seem like skeletal remains have a lot to say, but a gravesite can be a treasure-trove of information. Find out how archeologists inferred the age, number of children, sex, diet, and more from one gravesite's remains at Khok Phanom Di in Thailand. (No plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8)

The Iceman's Last Meal
Learn how scientists determined, through microscopic analysis of a sample about the size of a little fingernail, what and when the Iceman ate before he died more than 5,000 years ago. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Unquiet Mummies
Explore the complex and often conflicting questions that arise when a mummy is found; who owns it, how does one examine it without destroying it, and should it be put on display? (Grades 9-12)

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Ice Mummies—Frozen in Heaven
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