Today we celebrate our 3rd anniversary. Happy birthday, CELTIC-L!
On the theme of this topic ... Back a month or two, I
saw a documentary on TV concerning analysis of the
local inhabitants in this area of China (I beleive the
town is named Sean - I will see if I have the notes at
home) and the team involved both Archaeologists and
Photographic Analysts in Australia.
Let me get back to you - I think this is worth doing
more co-operative 'digging' on by CELTIC-L.
> Newsweek Magazine, March 21, 1994, pp 83.
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> 1200 B.C. and buried in northwest China? Last
> summer Victor Mair of the University of
> Pennsylvania and Chinese colleagues unearthed 113
> graves. The desert heat had mummified the remains,
> preserving their blond braids, light skin, long
> noses and other Caucasian features. Garments and
> a piece of wood like that from a wheel discovered
> in Ukraine suggest that these were horse-riding
> Europeans who spread to China to farm or trade.
> The find may have "tremendous implications for the
> origins of Chinese civilization," Mair told Discover,
> whose April issue publishes the first mummy photos.