Article Image
News Link • Anthropology

5 Surprising Facts About Otzi the Iceman

• http://news.nationalgeographic.com, James Owen
 A report that Ötzi the Iceman has 19 genetic relatives living in Austria is the latest in a string of surprising discoveries surrounding the famed ice mummy. Ötzi's 5,300-year-old corpse turned up on the mountain border between Austria and Italy in 1991. Here is a rundown of the latest on the world's oldest Alpine celebrity, and some of the other remarkable things we've learned about Ötzi.  

1. The Iceman has living relatives.

 Living links to the Iceman have now been revealed by a new DNA study. Gene researchers looking at unusual markers on the Iceman's male sex chromosome report that they have uncovered at least 19 genetic relatives of Ötzi in Austria's Tyrol region.

 

Join us on our Social Networks:

 

Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network: