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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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The 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman, whose body was found in the Italian Alps in 1991, incorporated hides from at least five domesticated and wild animal species into his apparel, a new study finds.
Washington, July 31 ( ANI ): Scientists have revealed that the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman from the Alps had a strong genetic predisposition for increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD).
A family hotel (the Rodeneggerhof) in beautiful Rodengo is the base for daily trips to nearby picturesque mountain villages, including Bolzano, whose museum houses Otzi, the famous Tyrolean iceman.
The early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported the man -- a Neolithic mummy popularly known as the Tyrolean Iceman buried for more than 5,000 years -- consumed cereals, plants and ibex meat in his second-to-last meal and his last meal consisted of red deer meat and grains.
DNA extracted from the body of the Tyrolean Iceman, also known as Otzi, showed that he dined on venison before being killed by an arrow, probably shot by a rival.
In the June Global Heart, researchers present evidence of heart disease from a diverse array of mummies including the famous 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman, ancient Egyptians, native Peruvians dating from the third to 16th centuries, Pueblo Indians who lived in Utah about 1,000 years ago, a Renaissance king, a 15th century nomad from the Gobi Desert and 19th century hunter-gatherers from the Aleutian Islands.
The research dismisses the assumption that dental pathologies did not afflict the Tyrolean Iceman.
Two researchers determined that the previously analyzed genome of Otzi the Tyrolean Iceman (SN: 3/24/12, p.
London, July 16 (ANI): A new analysis has concluded that the world's oldest tattoos, belonging to Otzi the 5300-year-old Tyrolean iceman, were etched in soot.
The ancient culinary sendoff of the so-called Tyrolean Iceman has emerged from an analysis of food remains in his colon and intestines.