Meet the mummified Polar beauty, her long eyelashes and hair still intact after 900 years

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The people to which this woman belonged survived by hunting and fishing on the edge of the Arctic Circle - but among three dozen adult graves previously investigated, all contained male remains, some with their skulls smashed, possibly suggesting this woman was socially important.

There were also graves of children of both genders.

A raft of tests - including DNA - will be carried out by the joint team of Russian and South Korean scientists investigating these archeological remains. 

Period4 Aug 2017

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  • TitleMeet the mummified Polar beauty, her long eyelashes and hair still intact after 900 years
    Media name/outletThe Siberian Times
    Media typeWeb
    CountryRussian Federation
    Date4/08/17
    DescriptionThe people to which this woman belonged survived by hunting and fishing on the edge of the Arctic Circle - but among three dozen adult graves previously investigated, all contained male remains, some with their skulls smashed, possibly suggesting this woman was socially important.

    There were also graves of children of both genders.

    A raft of tests - including DNA - will be carried out by the joint team of Russian and South Korean scientists investigating these archeological remains.
    URLhttps://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/meet-the-mummified-polar-beauty-her-long-eyelashes-and-hair-still-intact-after-900-years/
    PersonsDong Hoon Shin