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Ancient Mosses Add to the Story of the Iceman’s Final Days on Earth

January 30th, 2020 by

After 5,300 years, Ötzi the Iceman continues to divulge secrets. Scientists recently identified 75 different species of mosses and liverworts in, on and around the glacier mummy that reveal secrets about his final 48 hours.

Roundup: Slovenian Glaciers, The Imminent Collapse of a Mont Blanc Glacier, and Mosses Provide Details of Ice Man’s Final Journey

November 11th, 2019 by

In this week’s Roundup, read about freshwater issues involving Slovenia’s two melting glaciers, a glacier on the verge of collapse in the Italian Alps, and what mosses on a neolithic ice man teach us about his final journey.

GlacierHub’s Top Stories of 2017

December 26th, 2017 by

Here are some of the stories our readers went wild over in 2017.

New Research Offers Fresh Insight into the Iceman’s Death

March 15th, 2017 by

Ötzi, also known as the Iceman, is showing new signs of life – in his gut. Gabriele Andrea Lugli and other researchers from the University of Parma recently published findings on the Iceman in Microbiome Journal. Their research analyzes samples taken from Ötzi’s gut in order to reconstruct and characterize ancient bacteria to provide clues […]

Roundup: Tyrolean Iceman, Greenland Glaciers and Tibetan Melt

October 17th, 2016 by

Roundup: Clues to Ötzi, Greenland Glaciers and Tibet   Tyrolean Iceman offers insights into Copper Age clothing. From Nature: “The attire of the Tyrolean Iceman, a 5,300-year-old natural mummy from the Ötzal Italian Alps, provides a surviving example of ancient manufacturing technologies. Research into his garments has however, been limited by ambiguity surrounding their source […]

Historical Glacier Photos To Be Available Online Soon

January 21st, 2016 by

A recent grant to two institutions in Colorado will permit a large collection of historical glacier photographs to be digitized, making them more readily available to researchers and to the public at large. Until now, access to these print images was limited to those who could travel to see them. The $148,586 grant from the Council on […]

Roundup:The Melting World, Frozen Stories and Ice Artifacts

November 9th, 2015 by

Alpine glaciers have already begun to disappear worldwide “As world temperatures soar, public outcry has focused on the threat to polar ice sheets and sea ice. Yet there is another impact of global warming—one much closer to home—that spells trouble for Americans: the extinction of alpine glaciers in the Rocky Mountains. The epicenter of the […]

France and Italy Argue Over Disputed Glacier Territory

September 29th, 2015 by

Disputed territory on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, raised buried tensions between Italy and France earlier this month after the mayor of Chamonix, in France, blocked off access to a dangerous glacier on what Italians claim as their own territory. The Mayor, Eric Fournier, closed a gate at the entrance of the Giant […]

Glacier Archaeology Comes of Age

December 12th, 2014 by

Have you heard of Ötzi? One of the world’s best-preserved mummies, he immediately became an archaeological sensation when he came to light in 1991, and new details of his story have been surfacing in scientific journals, magazines, television programs and on the radio ever since—Radiolab dedicated an entire episode to Ötzi just last year. A […]

As glaciers melt, bodies resurface

August 26th, 2014 by

In June 2012, an Alaska Army National Guard helicopter was flying over the Colony Glacier on a routine training flight when the crew noticed bits of wreckage scattered on the ice. The twisted metal, bits of cloth and other debris turned out to be all that was left of a C-124 Globemaster II troop transport […]