WONDER OF ARCHAEOLOGY-Neolithic mummy

In this photo from a 2011 National Geographic article, neurosurgeons perform an autopsy on a 5,000 year-old Neolithic mummy in order to determine his genetic makeup and cause of death. “The Iceman” was found in the Alps on the border between Austria and Italy in 1991.

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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