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The Famous 'Iceman' Ötzi Is Not Who We Thought He Was


Still Waters

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A new and improved DNA analysis of the famous 'Iceman' mummy suggests this ancient individual is not who we thought he was.

The 5,300-year-old mummy, nicknamed Ötzi (which rhymes with "tootsie"), is the oldest human body ever found intact.

He has fascinated the world since his body was first unearthed in Italy's Ötztal Alps in 1991. But the way most people imagine this 46-year-old man isn't necessarily accurate.

According to a study, led by researchers at Germany's Max Planck Institute, Ötzi may not be a hairy, caucasian hunter-gatherer, as previous reconstructions suggested, but a farmer with relatively dark skin and a balding head.

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-famous-iceman-tzi-is-not-who-we-thought-he-was

The study was published in Cell Genomics.

https://www.cell.com/cell-genomics/fulltext/S2666-979X(23)00174-X

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The wife sent him out for some fresh air... 

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On 8/17/2023 at 1:18 PM, Still Waters said:

A new and improved DNA analysis of the famous 'Iceman' mummy suggests this ancient individual is not who we thought he was.

The 5,300-year-old mummy, nicknamed Ötzi (which rhymes with "tootsie"), is the oldest human body ever found intact.

He has fascinated the world since his body was first unearthed in Italy's Ötztal Alps in 1991. But the way most people imagine this 46-year-old man isn't necessarily accurate.

According to a study, led by researchers at Germany's Max Planck Institute, Ötzi may not be a hairy, caucasian hunter-gatherer, as previous reconstructions suggested, but a farmer with relatively dark skin and a balding head.

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-famous-iceman-tzi-is-not-who-we-thought-he-was

The study was published in Cell Genomics.

https://www.cell.com/cell-genomics/fulltext/S2666-979X(23)00174-X

The Dutch brothers Kennis are already busy, based on the latest scientific data, reconstructing Ötzi's face.

This is their website:

https://www.kenniskennis.com/

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"Ötzi the Iceperson", for our offended acquaintances.

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3 hours ago, Abramelin said:

The Dutch brothers Kennis are already busy, based on the latest scientific data, reconstructing Ötzi's face.

This is their website:

https://www.kenniskennis.com/

Hi Rob

The Neanderthal spy caught me off guard, wonder how he got that name.

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way to cater to the
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14 hours ago, jmccr8 said:

Hi Rob

The Neanderthal spy caught me off guard, wonder how he got that name.

He was found in the Spy Cave, in Belgium.

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On 8/23/2023 at 6:20 PM, Abramelin said:

The Dutch brothers Kennis are already busy, based on the latest scientific data, reconstructing Ötzi's face.

This is their website:

https://www.kenniskennis.com/

There have been several reconstructions of Ötzi's face before:

https://paulmullins.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/the-faces-of-otzi-imagining-the-dead/

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