Monday, January 17, 2011

Melting Glaciers Reveal Plane Wrecks in Andes

A bizarre and somber side-effect of retreating glaciers in the Andes mountains: decades-old aircraft wrecks and dead climbers, as well as older Inca mummies and 'icemen', are being revealed by the thaw:
"Some discoveries are personal, allowing families closure after years of mourning loved ones who appeared to have vanished. Others have added alluring clues into the history of human migration, diet, health and ethnic origins..."
Read more (NY Times)

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