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Ötzi the iceman's tattoos were therapeutic

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Otzi is covered with more than 50 tattoos in the form of lines and crosses made up of small incisions in his skin into which charcoal was rubbed. Because they are all found on parts of the body that show evidence of a lifetime of wear and tear - the ankles, wrists, knees, Achilles tendon, and lower back, for example - thought that Otzi's tattoos were therapeutic, not decorative or symbolic.

http://archaeology.o...-iceman-tattoos

http://www.dailymail...herapeutic.html

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Having charcoal rubbed into some open wounds would certainly make me forget about a sore ankle.

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I believe I've read this at UM previously(?)

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