The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West

The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West
by Victor H. Mair, J. P. Mallory

“A fascinating and readable account… a valuable compendium of recent research on a little-known region.” ―Archaeology

How did tartan-wearing Indo-Europeans come to be in Asia 2,000 years before West and East admitted each other’s existence? Describing their discovery of the Tarim Mummies and revealing the attempts of scientists to determine their ethnic identity, the authors examine all the evidence connected with the mummies, including textiles and languages of the Tarim region, in this acclaimed tour-de-force of scholarship. 190 illustrations, 13 in color.

 

A look at some of our ancestors lol.

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