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Meeting Ötzi

A few weeks ago I had a chance to visit the Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum in Bolzen. The modest stone building is the current home of the famous mummy of Ötzi, who died in an Alpine pass about 3300 BCE. 223 more words

Ancient

Literature Travels

In a brief aside from osteoarchaeology, I thought I’d focus a quick entry on what I’ve been reading lately as I wait for my arm to heal.   720 more words

Palaeopathology

10 Weird and Grotesque Archaeological Finds

History is full of surprises, and archaeology allows us a rare glimpse into the past that often reveals more than any textbook ever could. Every discovery helps to dig up new information about the way the world was in the time of our ancestors. 1,289 more words

Our World

42 Historical People, No. 2: Ötzi, the "Iceman" of the Alps.

This partially mummified man goes by a number of nicknames–for we have no idea what his real name was–but the most common is “Ötzi.” He’s the “Iceman” of the Alps, a frozen corpse discovered high in the Ötzal Alps on the border of Italy and Austria. 583 more words

History