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For Ice Man, the Band Plays On

Science  28 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5539, pp. 2373
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5539.2373

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BOLZANO, ITALY-- Researchers threw a grand bash here last week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tyrolean Ice Man's famous emergence from an Alpine glacier. But instead of giving Europe's oldest mummified human a cake with 5310 candles, they feted him with new insights into his origins as well as plans to compare his desiccated remains with those of South American mummies.