Iceman

Ötzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

Biomarkers are biological attributes that can give doctors or researchers clues about the health status or illnesses of a patient. Scientists are placing great…

Oetzi's 'non-human' DNA

Now, however, the team of scientists have examined more closely the part of the sample consisting of non-human DNA. “What is new is that we did not carry out a…

Ötzi’s “non-human” DNA

However the tiny sample weighing no more than 0.1 g provides so much more information. A team of scientists from EURAC in Bolzano/Bozen together with…

New Scientific Analysis Shines a Light on Ötzi the Iceman’s Dark Secrets

After decoding the Iceman’s genetic make-up, a research team from the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), Saarland University, Kiel University and other…

Iceman Ötzi had bad teeth

The latest scientific findings provide interesting information on the dietary patterns of the Neolithic Iceman and on the evolution of medically significant…

Initial genetic analysis reveals Ötzi predisposed to cardiovascular disease

Thus the course was set for solving further mysteries surrounding the world’s oldest glacier mummy. And now the next milestone has been reached: researchers…

Oetzi's last supper

What we eat can say a lot about us – where we live, how we live and eventually even when we lived. From the analysis of the intestinal contents of the…

Oetzi the Iceman Dressed Like a Herdsman

The social and cultural background of the Iceman, dubbed Oetzi, has been the subject of much debate since his mummified remains were discovered in an Alpine…