The Iceman

Otzi “The Iceman”
Many preserved, ancient bodies have been discovered all across the world and through the use of technology and scientific analysis, insight into their life and times have been revealed. One of the most famous ancient bodies found was Otzi, widely known as The Iceman.
Through scientific analysis, The Iceman has thought to have been born near the present village of Feldthurns (Velturno), which is north of Bolzano, has been aged at 45 and has thought to have lived around 3300BC. His height has been estimated to be 5 ft 5 in, and his weight has been guessed at around 50kg.The Iceman was found on September 19th, 1991 on the Schnalstal glacier of the Otzal Alps, which is located near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. The Iceman was discovered by two German tourists by the names of Helmut and Erika Simon. The Iceman was later excavated by German archaeologist Konrad Spindler and was then taken to a morgue in Innsbruck, where the scientific analysis began.
Many scientific tests and experiments have been performed on the Iceman, and through them we are able to gain an insight into the life and times of the Iceman. His childhood and birthplace near the present village of Feldthurns has been indicated through analysis of pollen, dust grains and the isotopic composition of his tooth enamel.
The environment/ecosystem of where The Iceman lived and where he died has been ascertained from looking at the stomach/intestinal contents, which revealed his last two meals. Both meals were eaten with grain as well as roots and fruits, the only difference being that one meal contained chamois meat, while the other meal contained red deer meat. The grain was thought to be consumed in the form of bread, given that the grain was a highly processed einkorn wheat bran. The first meal was consumed in a mid-altitude conifer forest. This has been indicated by the pollen found in the meal and other pollens have indicated the presence of wheat and legumes,...