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A mummified body of a prehistoric human—circa 5,300 years old—from the Stone Age, who was discovered frozen in ice in the Ötztal Alps at the Austrian-Italian border, and is providing information on the early settlers in Europe. Ötzi was 46 when he died, and thought to either have been shot in the back with an arrow or died from a ritual sacrifice. He primarily ate primitive wheat, plants and meat, and wasn’t very healthy: he’d been seriously ill 3 times in the last six months of life; he had fleas, whipworm; the charcoal dust on his skin suggest that he tried some form of acupunture maybe for pain, possibly as a last resort
Tools and clothing Ötzi dressed in layers of sewn skins and grasses; he had an ax, a dagger, an unfinished longbow with arrows, a tinder kit for making fires and possibly some medicinal herbs
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Sweden, July 30 -- High in a remote area of the Oetztaler Alps in northern Italy, 5,300 years ago, Oetzi the Iceman was shot in the back with an arrow.
Such spontaneously preserved bodies can be of tremendous scientific importance, like "Oetzi the Iceman", whose frozen remains were found in the Italian Alps or the Chinchorro cadavers that were buried in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile and safeguarded by the arid sand.
NOVA's "Iceman Reborn," follows scientists, archaeologists and historians as they use new technology to create a replica of Oetzi the Iceman.
During a mummy congress Monday, scientists planned to discuss their latest findings on the Iceman - the corpse of which has been nicknamed Oetzi since the discovery - including his background, how he died and whether a bacteria in his stomach could be a key clue toward cancer research, (http://phys.org/news/2016-09-stone-age-mummy-revealing-secrets.html) Phys.org reported.
Over the next 13 years seven of the people who found "Oetzi" died in mysterious circumstances.
Jockey Lee Topliss was delighted to reach a landmark as he guided the Alan Jarvis-trained Oetzi (8-1) to a clear-cut win in the Betfred "Fred's Pushes'' Handicap.
Oetzi, winner of the 1m2f handicap, had never before finished in the frame on ground with firm in the description, but he was well supported at decent odds before scoring in what seemed quite a testing finish.
Since then, scientists have uncovered that "Oetzi" lived 5,300 years ago, died at the age of about 45, was 1.60 meters (five foot, three inches) tall, weighed 50 kilos (110 pounds), had brown eyes and brown hair...
Summary: DNA testing suggests Oetzi, a 3,500-year-old mummy found in an Alpine glacier in 1991, had brown eyes and was lactose intolerant.
London, Feb 29 ( ANI ): Genome analysis of Oetzi the "Iceman" has revealed new clues of what could be described as the world's oldest murder case.
Summary: PARIS: Mummies decaying in Siberia, pyramids vanishing under the sand in Sudan, Mayan temples collapsing: climate change risks destroying countless treasures from our shared past, archaeologists warn.Melting ice can unlock ancient secrets from the ground, as with the discovery in 1991 of "Oetzi," a 5,300-year-old warrior whose body had been preserved
The corpse, named Oetzi, is considered the world's oldest ice mummy, and was found along with clothes and weapons that provided useful clues to how people lived in the Late Neolithic age.