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Did Ötzi the Iceman froze to death?

New thoughts on the death of Ötzi the Iceman suggest he may have frozen to death, instead of being murdered as was previously thought. “Freezing to death is quite likely the main cause of death in this classic cold case,” Rühli said. Ötzi succumbed to exposure within anywhere from a few

Ötzi the Iceman’s clothing undergoes analysis

Researchers have analysed all of Ötzi the Iceman's articles of clothing, determining what animals were used to make them. Ötzi's leather overcoat was made of a grab bag of at least four different individual animals from two species — sheep and goat — while his lighter coat was made of sheep.

3D printing Ötzi the Iceman

Researchers have created 3D printed models of Ötzi the Iceman using CT scans of the 5,000-year-old mummy. Pre-existing CT scans were used to make the resin replica which was then sculpted and hand-painted by US artist Gary Staab over many months, the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology, where Oetzi is housed,

Ötzi the Iceman’s extinct maternal Line

A recent DNA study carried out on the 5,300-year-old remains of Ötzi the Iceman have revealed that while his paternal line is still alive and well in Europe, his maternal line is now extinct. To clarify whether the genetic maternal line of the Iceman, who lived in the eastern Alps over

Red blood cells recovered from Ötzi the Iceman

5,300-year-old red blood cells have been recovered from the body of Ötzi the Iceman. The Iceman as he has come to be known, (also known as Ötzi) has been the object of intense scrutiny ever since being found embedded in an Alpine glacier back in 1991—he is believed to have died

New tattoos found on Ötzi the Iceman

New technology has revealed previously unknown tattoos on Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found Frozen in the Alps in 1991. Samadelli and colleagues were able to detect a previously unrecorded group of tattoos on Ötzi’s lower right rib cage. Those marks consist of four parallel lines between 20 and 25

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 had brown eyes and was lactose intolerant

Recently I reported that Ötzi the Iceman's genome had been sequenced. Now, some of the findings that are a result of such information are being released. Apparently Ötzi had brown eyes, was lactose intolerant, and had Type O blood. “In early times, there was no need to digest milk as an

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