Radiocarbon dating in archaeology

With later investigation, it became apparent that the remains consisted of more than just bones.

The frigid temperatures, and dry, cold air allowed bits of flesh, nails, and hair to be preserved as well. One theory even suggests that the individuals did not die at the scene of the lake, but their bodies were deposited there as a result of glacial movement.

A team of investigators was sent to Roopkund, where they quickly determined that the remains were too old to be from the ongoing war.

With the immediate concerns of war being eased, the urgency of identifying the remains became less of a priority and efforts to further analyze the remains were sidelined.

Today, there are concerns about the conservation of Roopkund.

Many trekkers have traveled there to see the remains.

Covered in ice and surrounded by rocky glaciers, the lake appears to be a typical, albeit beautiful, natural wonder.

There do not appear to be injuries on any other parts of their bodies, which rules out death by landslide, avalanche, or weapons.The storm was too strong, and with nowhere to take shelter, the entire group perished near Roopkund.For a long time this story appeared to be a legend, with no evidence to substantiate it.century, but the remains were re-discovered by Nanda Devi game reserve ranger H K Madhwal in 1942.He discovered a few of the skeletons at the bottom of the lake while it was frozen.The area is a popular destination for adventurous tourists, due to the spectacular trek to get there.

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