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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Maybe, maybe not. But no offense, is it interesting to people who might be interested? Maybe you aren't interested, so it wouldn't matter, as you say. Just a little intrigue from the past. A little relief from bailouts and Obamalosiplugs.
Hell, yeah, it matters. Besides, it’s interesting. Evne if it didn’t matter, knowledge is good for its own sake.
I gained some important knowledge tonight. A flint spear might kill you, but a picture can scar you for life.
Well, not exactly. For fairly obvious reasons is was more closely modeled after the English Bill of Rights of 1689, which guaranteed the right of Protestants (only) to keep and bear arms. The US version just expanded it to cover all citizens.
Greiving (spinster) great aunt.
The crazy one who lives in the cave on the other side of the mountain.
It matters if one is interested.
When it's a crime to have flint-tipped arrows, only criminals will have flint-tipped arrows...
So remember to keep your head on a swivel when hiking in the Alps in leather pants and moccasins.
We went to the museum last month and saw him, and yeah, I would have to probably agree. The one interesting thing, I guess is how his body was preserved, but I guess a picture could do that. The clothes and everything were interesting, but it just feels kind-of morbid. I do feel the same when I see mummies, too.
thank you SunkenCiv! my husband and i have been following the tale of Oetzi since they discovered him. it’s almost like he’s an old friend. lol very old friend. :-|
So you're saying it was suicide?
You’re smacking the wrong poster upside the head
Not that it matters
Thanx for the update.More anwsers to the mystery.”He only lived a short time after the arrow impact.”Add the gash to the hand + headwound...probably spent his last few hours of life in a great deal of pain.Recall from anthropology class the average lifespan back then(according to instructor and textbook)was mid-twenties to early thirties.Apparently this man had lived a(comparatively)long life.
My thinking as well:”The leftist idea that war can now be stamped(out)is a dangerous fantasy.”.Libtards will never figure that out.”War is as ancient as mankind.”Humans(imo)are inherantly competitive and agressive.I think of it as the “flip side” of humanity.Not very pretty but a fact of life that liberals fail to grasp.
I suppose the lesson learned is never go raiding for pretty women over the alps into someone else’s territory. They have bows and arrows too and will kill you.
I will take that lesson to heart and will not be doomed to repeat it.
Has anyone ever told Eugene O’Neill? I think he’s still waiting at the far end of the pass for the Iceman to show up.
That would seem fairly obvious to all but the global warming alarmists.
Not a slingshot, but a sling. Like the one that David used on Goliath. I have made several slings recently for my boys and me and we have had lots of fun. You can sling big stones a long way.
This could be all our situation when the hordes of barbarians want to invade our private domains. Feel secure in your own home now?
Must of had his birth certificate on him.
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