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Matters of Science Mummies of the Worldarticle
Defines mummy and describes the many methods used to preserve a body.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/mummies/

Preserving a Mummyarticle
Describes a Peruvian mummy's journey from the mountain top to the research facility.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/mummies/preservehome.html

Unquiet Mummiesarticle
Discusses the archaeological and ethical questions raised when a mummy is found.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/icemummies/unquiet.html

High Altitude Archaeologyarticle
Describes the unique problems associated with excavating at high altitude and the problem of looting at dig sites.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/worlds/altitudehome.html

Burial Artifactsarticle
Discusses the site's statues and pottery, as well as the textiles and other artifacts found with Sarita atop Sara Sara in Peru.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/worlds/artefacts1.html

The Iceman's Last Mealarticle
Identifies how scientists were able to deduce Italian Iceman's last meal, direction of travel, and time of year he died from his stomach contents.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/icemummies/iceman.html

Social Studies Unquiet Mummiesarticle
Discusses the archaeological and ethical questions raised when a mummy is found.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/icemummies/unquiet.html

The High Mummiesarticle
Details the history of excavated mummies in high altitude sites in South America and why humans were sacrificed.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/mummies/high1.html

The Sacrificial Ceremonyarticle
Describes the Incan ritual of offering children for sacrifice, which children were picked, and the ceremonies involved.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/worlds/sacrifice1.html

The Lost Empirearticle
Provides a history of the Inca civilization, the sophistication of its artisans, and a description of its demise.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/worlds/

Burial Artifactsarticle
Discusses the site's statues and pottery, as well as the textiles and other artifacts found with Sarita.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/worlds/artefacts1.html

Find it with Maps Peru Mapmap
Shows location of Peru on a world map and where in Peru the expedition takes place.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/resources/map.html

Expedition Notes/Mail The Ascent, September 14, 1996article
Describes the journey from the United States to the base camp on Sara Sara.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/expedition/

Digging in Thin Air, September 21, 1996article
Describes the climb to the excavation site, a pre-climb ceremony and the discovery of the first human sacrifice found on Mt. Sara Sara.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/expedition/dig1.html

The Mummy's Journey, September 28, 1996article
Tells the story of the journey from mountain top to city center with a 500-year-old mummy.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/expedition/journey1.html

Preserving the Past, October 5, 1996article
Describes the team's arrival into the closest city to Mt. Sara Sara and the local press's interest in the mummy.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/expedition/preserving1.html

Dispatches
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/newsflash/

Expedition Mailmail
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/mail/

See it Yourself Sarita's Land: A Panoramic Viewimages
Provides a 360-degree view from atop Sara Sara in the Andes mountains.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/peru/mummies/panorama1.html

Do it Yourself Reading the Remains (Hot Science)online activity
Presents questions about a prehistoric skeleton unearthed in Thailand and shows how scientists are able to find the answers.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/icemummies/remains.html

Ice Mummies Teacher's Guideteachers guide
Presents program overview and pre- and post-watching ideas for Frozen in Heaven, Siberian Ice Maiden, and Return of the Iceman.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/programs/2516_icemheav.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/programs/2517_icemsibe.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/programs/2518_icemicem.html

Ice Mummies Activity: "This Is Rotten"teachers guide
Includes activity instructions, student activity sheet and suggestions for evaluation. Activity: Students learn the effect of temperature on the rate of microbial growth.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2516_icemheav1.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2516_icemheav_01.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2516_icemheav1.html#answer

Ice Mummies Activity: "I Can Dig it"—T.G.teachers guide
Provides activity instructions, student activity sheet and suggestions for evaluation. Activity: Students deduce information about a culture based on notes and drawings in a field book.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2516_icemheav2.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2516_icemheav_02.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2516_icemheav2.html#answer

Program Transcripts/Resources Frozen in Heaven transcripttranscript
http://www.pbs.org/nova/transcripts/2516frozen.html

Siberian Ice Maiden transcripttranscript
http://www.pbs.org/nova/transcripts/2517siberian.html

Return of the Iceman transcripttranscript
http://www.pbs.org/nova/transcripts/2518iceman.html

Resourcesresources
http://www.pbs.org/nova/icemummies/resources.html



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