Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS

NOVA Online (click here for NOVA home)
Ice Mummies
Site Map

What sex was this person?
(back to Reading the Remains)

The shape of the pelvis reveals that it was indeed a woman. Scarring on the pelvis suggests that she might have given birth to three or more children. In fact, alongside the princess scientists found another grave with the remains of a 15-month-old baby. Since this grave contained precisely the same goods but on a miniature scale, including a tiny anvil by the baby's left ankle, it is thought that this infant was the Princess's daughter.



Peru Expedition '96 | Unquiet Mummies | Iceman's Last Meal
Reading the Remains | Resources | Teacher's Guide
Transcripts | Site Map | Ice Mummies Home

Editor's Picks | Previous Sites | Join Us/E-mail | TV/Web Schedule
About NOVA | Teachers | Site Map | Shop | Jobs | Search | To print
PBS Online | NOVA Online | WGBH

© | Updated November 2000

Support provided by

For new content
visit the redesigned
NOVA site

Feedback Site Map NOVA Home