An artist depicts what a Celtic mummy found in China may have looked like thousands of years ago on the ancient silk road. Hundreds of ancient Europeans were lost in the Taklamakan Desert in the region of Xinjiang, western China. The woman pictured was accompanied by the mummy of a reddish brown haired Celtic man with a ginger beard. He was buried wearing a red twill tunic and tartan leggings. The woman's face was painted with curling designs presumed for burial.
Neanderthals Were as Smart as Early Humans. Anthropologists have found that complex interbreeding and assimilation may have been responsible for their disappearance about 40,000 years ago, not the superiority of their humans. “Although many still search for a simple explanation and like to attribute the Neanderthal demise to a single factor, such as cognitive or technological inferiority, archaeology shows that there is no support for such interpretations.”
Notable mummies are the tall, red-haired "Chärchän man" or the "Ur-David" (1000 BCE); his son (1000 BCE), a small 1-year-old baby with blond hair protruding from under a red and blue felt cap, and blue stones in place of the eyes; the "Hami Mummy" (c. 1400–800 BCE), a "red-headed beauty" found in Qizilchoqa; and the "Witches of Subeshi" (4th or 3rd century BCE), who wore two foot long black felt conical hats with a flat brim.