The Resource The Ice Maiden : Inca mummies, mountain gods, and sacred sites in the Andes, Johan Reinhard

The Ice Maiden : Inca mummies, mountain gods, and sacred sites in the Andes, Johan Reinhard

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The Ice Maiden : Inca mummies, mountain gods, and sacred sites in the Andes
Title
The Ice Maiden
Title remainder
Inca mummies, mountain gods, and sacred sites in the Andes
Statement of responsibility
Johan Reinhard
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Half a millennium ago, a party of Inca priests and a young virgin climbed more than 20,000 feet to the summit of the Andean peak of Ampato. At the climax of their ceremony, the girl was sacrificed and buried along with sacred offerings of textiles, food, and figurines of silver and gold; there the Inca Ice Maiden would remain undisturbed for 500 years, until Johan Reinhard found her in 1995. It was a stunning discovery that made headlines all over the world - but it was just the beginning of this tale of adventure, high-altitude archaeology, and groundbreaking scientific accomplishment." "In his first-hand account, Reinhard, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, chronicles more than two decades of challenging research that led him on over 200 climbs of some of the world's highest mountains, and culminated in two seasons of unprecedented finds - first the ice maiden on Ampato, and four years later on Llullaillaco, where three Inca children lay frozen in a state of near-perfect preservation. Dead for centuries yet still alive in their startling humanity, they are mute yet eloquent witnesses to ancient Inca civilization and custom, yielding everything from statuary and ceremonial clothing to DNA samples - each a new piece in the cultural puzzle that is Reinhard's life's work."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
985/.019
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F3429.3.M8
LC item number
R46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The Ice Maiden : Inca mummies, mountain gods, and sacred sites in the Andes, Johan Reinhard
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The Ice Maiden : Inca mummies, mountain gods, and sacred sites in the Andes, Johan Reinhard
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • The mountains of power
  • Ch. 6.
  • Juanita's journey
  • Ch. 7.
  • Peaks, storms, and Sarita
  • Ch. 8.
  • Earth mother, mountain father
  • Ch. 9.
  • Misti's children
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • Quehuar's headless mummy
  • Ch. 11.
  • Mountain of dreams
  • Ch. 12.
  • Past perfect
  • Discovery on Ampato
  • Ch. 2.
  • Return of the maiden
  • Ch. 3.
  • Extreme archaeology
  • Ch. 4.
  • Mummies and media
  • Discovery on Ampato -- Return of the maiden -- Extreme archaeology -- Mummies and media -- The mountains of power -- Juanita's journey -- Peaks, storms, and Sarita -- Earth mother, mountain father -- Misti's children -- Quehuar's headless mummy -- Mountain of dreams -- Past perfect
  • Misti's children --
  • Quehuar's headless mummy --
  • Mountain of dreams --
  • Past perfect
  • Discovery on Ampato --
  • Return of the maiden --
  • Extreme archaeology --
  • Mummies and media --
  • The mountains of power --
  • Juanita's journey --
  • Peaks, storms, and Sarita --
  • Earth mother, mountain father --
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-361) and index. -"Half a millennium ago, a party of Inca priests and a young virgin climbed more than 20,000 feet to the summit of the Andean peak of Ampato. At the climax of their ceremony, the girl was sacrificed and buried along with sacred offerings of textiles, food, and figurines of silver and gold; there the Inca Ice Maiden would remain undisturbed for 500 years, until Johan Reinhard found her in 1995. It was a stunning discovery that made headlines all over the world - but it was just the beginning of this tale of adventure, high-altitude archaeology, and groundbreaking scientific accomplishment." "In his first-hand account, Reinhard, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, chronicles more than two decades of challenging research that led him on over 200 climbs of some of the world's highest mountains, and culminated in two seasons of unprecedented finds - first the ice maiden on Ampato, and four years later on Llullaillaco, where three Inca children lay frozen in a state of near-perfect preservation. Dead for centuries yet still alive in their startling humanity, they are mute yet eloquent witnesses to ancient Inca civilization and custom, yielding everything from statuary and ceremonial clothing to DNA samples - each a new piece in the cultural puzzle that is Reinhard's life's work."--BOOK JACKET
Control code
10098002
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780792268383
Lccn
2006273623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) WAI104529
  • (OCoLC)60520599
  • (DLC) 2006273623
  • (BNAtoc)V3L08290
  • 10098002

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