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

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Thames & Hudson, 2008 - History - 352 pages
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How did tartan-wearing Indo-Europeans come to be in Asia 2,000 years beforeWest 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.

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The archaeology of the Tarim basin as of 2004. The succession of cultures and their probable ethnic components is interesting, and a bit of a rethink is required for some racial theories. Read full review

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J.P. Mallory is an Irish-American archaeologist, a world expert on ancient linguistics, and Emeritus Professor at Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of The Origins of the Irish and In Search of the Indo-Europeans, and coauthor of The Tarim Mummies. He lives in Belfast.

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