Skip to comments.Doctors prove that the Iceman was shot to death in the Alps [ Oetzi ]
Posted on 01/28/2009 7:00:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Doctors who studied the Iceman, a mummified Stone Age hunter found in Italy in 1991, announced conclusive proof Wednesday that he was shot to death with a flint-tipped arrow rather than dying of exposure as once thought. "He only lived for a short time after the arrow impact," said Andreas Nerlich, who headed a joint study by Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich and experts from Bolzano, Italy. Shortly before he was shot in the back, the Iceman suffered a non-lethal blow with a blunt object, possibly a stone from a slingshot, Nerlich's team said in a letter to the online journal Intensive Care Medicine... They said their findings, using new immunohistochemical techniques, of a fatal shot in the back supported the hypothesis that Oetzi was being chased at the time he was killed. The lesion from the blow was just below the arrow strike... A deep cut in the Iceman's hand, which has already been studied in the past, happened several days earlier, possibly in an accident with his flint knife. "In the space of a few days he had two injury sequences, which could possibly indicate two separate attacks on him," Nerlich said. Other scientists estimate Oetzi, who is now on display in the South Tyrol Archaeology Museum in Bolzano, died at age 46. His clothing and weapons offer a window into Stone Age lifestyles.
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Talk about a cold case
no offense, but does this matter?
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Not to Oetzi. At least not anymore.
History always matters.
When do they examine Vince Foster?
*sigh* They still want to believe that he was just a peaceful man who was ambushed while traveling.
Our Oetzi was a warrior.
Buried with a copper axe, shield, bow and broken arrows. The rest of his belongings were taken by his fellow warriors and they buried him in a ditch with his shield over him, and then covered him in snow to prevent scavengers from getting to his body.
The wound in his hand wasn’t an accident with a flint knife, it was a battle wound, as were the other injuries.
He was a warrior, and he died a violent death.
He must have died of global warming and of course it was all George Bush’s fault. (sarcasm)
If it wasn't for global warming he might never have been found. Then we wouldn't have Civ entertaining us tonight with this delightful story. :-)
Any charges to be filed? ;-
The truth, at long last, it is satisfying.
Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Was the weapon one of those Assault Bows?
No, it’s proof that we need more gun control.
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