A major contribution to the history and archaeology of a remote and little known part of the world. -- Brian Fagan
Facinating and well-researched...certain to prove controversal. -- Colin Renfrew
This book is of outstanding significance . . . essential reading for archaeologists and scholars of ancient history. -- Social and Behavioral Sciences, C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, January 2001
J.P. Mallory, Professor of Archaeology at the Queen's University, Belfast, is the author of In Search of the Indo-Europeans, published by Thames and Hudson. Victor H. Mair is Professor of Chinese at the University of Pennsylvania and has been instrumental in bringing the Tarim mummies to the notice of Western scholars.
read Elizabeth Wayland Barber's "Mummies of Urumchi" instead. It's a great read. She foucses on what we can learn about these people based on (starting from) the textiles the... Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2002 by rkb
This thick volume attempts to answer the question of how a bunch of Caucasian mummies ended up in central China. Read morePublished on June 12 2002 by The Strife of Love in a Dream
"The Tarim Mummies" weaves field data, historical background, scholarship, and informed speculation into probably the best account of this subject yet published. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2000 by JLP
Mair and Mallory did an excellent job. They not only cover the mummies and the archaeological finds, they also provide lots of historical background and context, which is... Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2000 by Jonathan Hendry