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Iceman's 'Girlfriend' Found [ Lady of Introd ]
Discovery News ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Rossella Lorenzi

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; godsgravesglyphs; iceman; ladyofintrod; oetzi; otzi; theiceman
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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

Comune di Introd

1 posted on 07/25/2011 3:49:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


2 posted on 07/25/2011 3:51:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Don’t let Clinton anywhere near her!


3 posted on 07/25/2011 3:56:29 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: SunkenCiv
The "Lady of Introd" has been lying on her right side for about 5,000 years

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.

4 posted on 07/25/2011 3:56:37 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: SunkenCiv

[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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_II


5 posted on 07/25/2011 4:03:48 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: SunkenCiv

It looks like she is missing most of her arms and hands.


6 posted on 07/25/2011 4:04:58 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: SunkenCiv

“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?


7 posted on 07/25/2011 4:07:38 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: SunkenCiv
I thought Iceman's girlfriend was Slider.


8 posted on 07/25/2011 4:18:34 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Average Al
Did she look like this?? Photobucket
9 posted on 07/25/2011 4:19:38 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: BubbaJunebug

If she looked like that she would have been buried facing him. ;-)


10 posted on 07/25/2011 4:23:01 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: SunkenCiv

I wonder how long that rod is. The girlfriend looks like she was fairly tall.


11 posted on 07/25/2011 4:23:45 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Average Al
the original model for the Venus de Milo
12 posted on 07/25/2011 4:29:58 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

;’) Seems likely, hey?


13 posted on 07/25/2011 4:33:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mewzilla
Meter Stick, each section is 250 mm long.
14 posted on 07/25/2011 4:35:17 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Average Al

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.


15 posted on 07/25/2011 4:36:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Adder

The grains used (if any) will show whether they were getting their food from ag or hunting/gathering.


16 posted on 07/25/2011 4:36:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mewzilla

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.


17 posted on 07/25/2011 4:37:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Perhaps whomever buried her had a little snack first...


18 posted on 07/25/2011 4:38:37 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Little Bill

Thanks you!


19 posted on 07/25/2011 4:43:28 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: mewzilla

250 millimeters = 9.84251969 inches times 4, so about a yard. She wasn’t shrimpy.


20 posted on 07/25/2011 4:45:11 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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