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Intact red blood cells recovered from Ötzi the Iceman

Researchers working on the 5,300-year-old frozen mummy named Ötzi the Iceman have recovered the oldest red bloods cells ever found from a tissue sample taken from an arrow wound in his shoulder. Zink and his colleagues took tissue samples from Ötzi's arrow wound and from an earlier wound on the mummy's

Ötzi the Iceman’s genome sequenced

Ötzi the Iceman, whose 5,300-year-old body was found preserved in the Alps, has had his genome sequenced, revealing some new insights into his health. In 2008, scientists reported the complete sequence of DNA taken from Ötzi’s cellular mitochondria. It contained mutations not found in present-day populations, and led to speculation that

Ötzi the Iceman had deep cut over right eye

A new CT scan performed on Ötzi the Iceman has revealed that the 5,000-year-old man had a deep gash over his right eye. "Maybe he fell down or maybe he had a fight up there, nobody knows," said Wolfgang Recheis, a physicist in the radiology department at the University of Innsbruck

Oetzi the Iceman may have died mountain climbing

Scientists researching Oetzi the Iceman are hypothesizing that he may have died muontain climbing, rather than by being shot by an arrow. Now new studies at Austria's Innsbruck University have revealed that Oetzi is more likely to have died during a fall while he was climbing. Experts will now carry out a new body-mapping