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Ice Mummies (3 Parts)

Synopsis
1 (producer Andrew Thompson): In Siberia in 1993 archaeologists found the body of a young woman whose flesh, clothes and possessions were preserved by the permafrost. From her frozen body are emerging clues to the people who once roamed the Russian steppes.
2 (producer Tim Haines): In 1991 a perfectly perserved Stone Age man was found frozen to the rock in a high Alpine pass, complete with the tools of his everyday life. Examines what this 5000-year-old body has revealed to science since its discovery.
3 (producer Tim Haines): Evidence of an Inca ceremony involving the sacrifice of children was confirmed when archaeologists began finding beautifully dressed children with golden offerings buried high up in the Andes. Looks at the problems of doing archaeology at 18,000 feet and at the discovery of a frozen human sacrifice.
Series
Horizon Special, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 3 x 50 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p) each 2000 sale: £150.00 (+VAT +p&p) series
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 from 30 Jan 1997.
Subjects
Archaeology
Keywords
Alps; archaeological investigation; ice ages; Incas; Siberia; Stone Age

Credits

Producer
Andrew Thompson; Tim Haines
Contributor
John Lynch

Sections

Title
Ice maiden, The
Synopsis
1 (producer Andrew Thompson): In Siberia in 1993 archaeologists found the body of a young woman whose flesh, clothes and possessions were preserved by the permafrost. From her frozen body are emerging clues to the people who once roamed the Russian steppe

Title
Life in ice, A
Synopsis
2 (producer Tim Haines): In 1991 a perfectly perserved Stone Age man was found frozen to the rock in a high Alpine pass, complete with the tools of his everyday life. Examines what this 5000-year-old body has revealed to science since its discovery.

Title
Frozen in heaven
Synopsis
3 (producer Tim Haines): Evidence of an Inca ceremony involving the sacrifice of children was confirmed when archaeologists began finding beautifully dressed children with golden offerings buried high up in the Andes. Looks at the problems of doing archae

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Address
Now part of BBC Learning
Notes
This company is no longer trading under this name and currently does not have a web presence. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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