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Itelmens are a small ethnic group, who are original inhabitants of the Kamchatka peninsula. Their population today  is about 1500. Their name is indeed a Russian-adapted pronunciation of the ethnically correct “itenman” which means “existing” or “living here”.

Itelmens are a small ethnic group, who are original inhabitants of the Kamchatka peninsula. Their population today is about 1500. Their name is indeed a Russian-adapted pronunciation of the ethnically correct “itenman” which means “existing” or “living here”.

Tarim Mummies. Infant mummy, ca 8th century BCE. Excavated from Zaghunluq, Charchan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Wang Da-Gang.

Tarim Mummies. Infant mummy, ca 8th century BCE. Excavated from Zaghunluq, Charchan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Wang Da-Gang.

One of the burial mounds of the Tarim Basin mummies, 1800BCE to 200AD, Xinjiang, China

One of the burial mounds of the Tarim Basin mummies, 1800BCE to 200AD, Xinjiang, China

Этнос - SnowDogs Kamchatka

Этнос - SnowDogs Kamchatka

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