Skip to comments.Iceman's 'Girlfriend' Found [ Lady of Introd ]
Posted on 07/25/2011 3:49:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Italian workers building an addition to a kindergarten have unearthed a well preserved female skeleton who might be relatively contemporaneous with Ötzi, the Iceman mummy discovered 20 years ago in a melting glacier in South Tyrol.
The "Lady of Introd" or "Ötzi's girlfriend," as the skeleton was nicknamed in Italy, was found in the tiny Alpine village of Introd, in the Val d'Aosta, famous to be the preferred vacationing spot for both Pope John II and his successor Benedict XVI.
According to archaeologists and anthropologists, the woman has been lying on her right side, with her head facing west, for about 5,000 years.
The dating to the third millennium B.C. was based on the skeleton's burial position and stratigraphy, said Vittorio Anglesio, mayor of Introd.
"She appears to have been buried without any grave goods. However, we are now going to extend the dig to better investigate the area," Anglesio told Discovery News.
Moved to a laboratory, the skeletal remains are now being analyzed in order to assess the diet, the age at death, possible diseases and causes of death.
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The "Lady of Introd" has been lying on her right side for about 5,000 years. Photo: courtesy of Comune di Introd
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Don’t let Clinton anywhere near her!
now THAT is a dirt nap. probably tired of neanderathal kids running around asking when the woolly mammoth will be ready to eat and whining that no one had discovered fire yet.
[T]he tiny Alpine village of Introd, in the Val d’Aosta, famous to be the preferred vacationing spot for both Pope John II and his successor Benedict XVI.
Pretty sure he meant John-Paul II. John II served from 533-535.
It looks like she is missing most of her arms and hands.
“In particular, we still know little about what grains people ate at this time, so the Lady of Introd could provide direct evidence of a diet composed of wheat, barley, or millet,” Killgrove said.
Why “in particular...”? I would think her entire diet would be interesting.
To echo one of the commenters from the site...Was she hot?
If she looked like that she would have been buried facing him. ;-)
I wonder how long that rod is. The girlfriend looks like she was fairly tall.
;’) Seems likely, hey?
As they spread out from this initial spot, they may find the limbs. If not, they may find this was a burial of a number of people who died at the same time.
The grains used (if any) will show whether they were getting their food from ag or hunting/gathering.
She appears to have long legs for her torso size, but it’s difficult to tell. Also, I just noticed in the lower left one of the missing arm bones.
Perhaps whomever buried her had a little snack first...
250 millimeters = 9.84251969 inches times 4, so about a yard. She wasn’t shrimpy.
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