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Scientists say Ítzi the Iceman has living relatives, 5,300 years later
NBC ^ | 14 Oct 2013 | Alan Boyle

Posted on 10/16/2013 7:52:31 AM PDT by Theoria

No next-of-kin was around to claim the frozen 5,300-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman when it was found in the Italian Alps in 1991, but researchers now report that there are at least 19 genetic relatives of Ötzi living in Austria's Tyrol region.

"These men and the 'Iceman' had the same ancestors," Walther Parson, a researcher at the Institute for Forensic Medicine in Innsbruck, told the Austrian Press Agency last week.

The relatives may not know they're related, however. The Austrian researchers haven't told them.

They found the 19 genetic matches by looking through the DNA records of 3,700 Austrian blood donors for a rare Y-chromosome mutation known as G-L91. The mutation is a reliable marker for ancestral relationships, because it tends to be passed down intact from one generation to the next. But because it's on the Y sex chromosome, the marker can be used only to trace male ancestry.

Parson and his colleagues are using genetic markers to get a better sense of how different populations spread throughout the Alpine regions. So far, their research suggest that migration patterns favored Austria's Pillersattel pass over the Landeck district in prehistoric times, Parson told APA.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; dna; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; iceman; mummy; oetzi; otzi; theiceman

1 posted on 10/16/2013 7:52:31 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: SunkenCiv
Otzi ping.


2 posted on 10/16/2013 7:52:56 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

Ötzi the Iceman

Oh yeah sure like *they* know what his first, middle and last name is. What, did he have his ID on him? Ötzi T. Iceman?


3 posted on 10/16/2013 7:59:59 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Theoria

I thought Otzi was DJ Otsi, the Austrian musician who enjoys doing Bellamy Brothers remixers?


4 posted on 10/16/2013 8:02:24 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Ötzi the Iceman was a jolly happy soul . . . “


5 posted on 10/16/2013 8:03:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Theoria

I love this story, but (as usual) they ignore all the mothers.


6 posted on 10/16/2013 8:06:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Unfair to all the Icewomen out there somewhere in the Alps.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I love this story, but (as usual) they ignore all the mothers.
They were searching for a "rare Y-chromosome mutation known as G-L91." Women need not apply.
8 posted on 10/16/2013 8:13:32 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Theoria

Sort of a dumb move. Isn’t this just going to result in an avalanche of lawsuits from the “relatives?” Just prove you carry the mutation and claim a portion of all financial proceeds from the Otzi Museum which runs into the millions of Euros. There’s no shortage of slimy lawyers to make the attempt at asset recovery.


9 posted on 10/16/2013 8:22:21 AM PDT by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: Antioch

He probably had claim to lots of land...I would take that angle


10 posted on 10/16/2013 8:25:50 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: elcid1970

Someone will jump up with his g g g g g g g g g granddaughter...unfortunately father was cremated...all she wants is monies from all the researchers


11 posted on 10/16/2013 8:41:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: donozark
Bellamy Brothers remixers

L-L-L-L-L-Let Your L-L-L-L-Love Flow... Love Flow
12 posted on 10/16/2013 8:42:43 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

LMFAO!!


13 posted on 10/16/2013 8:45:37 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Theoria
Ötzi the Iceman

Distant cousin of Quinn the Eskimo.

14 posted on 10/16/2013 9:23:41 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Theoria

15 posted on 10/16/2013 2:21:28 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: elcid1970

Ice women don’t count

They were all frigid!!


16 posted on 10/16/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Theoria; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks Theoria.
...there are at least 19 genetic relatives of Ötzi living in Austria's Tyrol region... They found the 19 genetic matches by looking through the DNA records of 3,700 Austrian blood donors for a rare Y-chromosome mutation known as G-L91. The mutation is a reliable marker for ancestral relationships, because it tends to be passed down intact from one generation to the next.
Ötzi schmutz.

17 posted on 10/16/2013 4:59:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Theoria

Reparations for killing the ice-people!

I’m Dutch! I count!

GIMME MY PIECE!!!


18 posted on 10/16/2013 5:42:21 PM PDT by djf (Global warming is turning out to be a bunch of hot air!!)
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