[extropy-chat] archeologist VS restorative alternatives

Lifespan Pharma Inc. megao at sasktel.net
Thu Oct 20 14:50:07 UTC 2005

Sort of sad that these guys don't get the idea to leave the body frozen 
and store it for future technology to
re-activate; after all the guy is already dead and if the radiant heat 
did not decompose him what is left
might be a worthy  challenge to regenerative technology yet to come.

The red tape to get this done would be enormous , but if I were the 
frozen corpsicle I'd want
to have the benefit of the technology over being ID'd and turned over to 
family to be given a proper
decompositional burial.

Some of the lost Antarctic  explorers would also be good candidates, if 
they can stay untouched/unfound
until the crypt keepers become more technologically motivated.

Body Found Believed to Be WWII Airman

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Two climbers on a Sierra Nevada glacier discovered 
an ice-encased body believed to be that of an airman whose plane crashed 
in 1942.

The man was wearing a World War II-era Army-issued parachute when his 
frozen head, shoulder and arm were spotted Sunday on 13,710-foot Mount 
Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park, park spokeswoman Alex Picavet said.

Park rangers and specialists camped on the remote mountainside in 
freezing weather for an excavation expected to take several days. The 
body was 80 percent encased in ice, Picavet said Wednesday.

``We're not going to go fast,'' she said. ``We want to preserve him as 
much as possible. He's pretty intact.''

The excavation crew included an expert from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting 
Command, a military unit that identifies and recovers personnel who have 
been missing for decades.

Park officials believe the serviceman may have been part of the crew of 
an AT-7 navigational training plane that crashed on Nov. 18, 1942. The 
wreckage and four bodies were found in 1947 by a climber.

Some 88,000 Americans are missing in action from past wars, military 
officers said. Most of them - 78,000 - are from World War II.

The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command works on hundreds of cases a year, 
averaging two identifications a week, said spokeswoman Rumi Nielson-Green.

Finding bodies preserved in a glacier is unusual but not unheard of, 
command officials said. Two years ago, the unit recovered the body of a 
Cold War-era officer who died in Greenland.

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