The Marvels Of Prehistoric Man

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    What's amazing is that at 5,300 years ago, Otzi's life overlapped the early Egyptian civilizations.

    Did they find a T-square on him?

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    @John Brunner
    There have been fleeting rumors floating around that because Otzi the Iceman's time overlapped the time of early Egyptian civilization.....that he may have delivered ice to the Pharoah....and may have helped build a pyramid, or two! After all the Swiss Alps and Giza are in the same "Neighborhood".....

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    ....or it could have been his Brother Fonzie!

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    @Joe Riley

    Yup.

    Actually, I was commenting on his extremely primitive existence concurrent with those who conceived of and built the first pyramids...roughly.

    And wasn't he a little under-dressed for that delivery job?
     
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    Sorry, maybe the T Square threw me off. Actually, between the two "brothers", Otzi seems to be the under dressed one.
     
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    The plot may thicken...

    "In 2001, X-rays and a CT scan revealed that Ötzi had an arrowhead lodged in his left shoulder when he died and a matching small tear on his coat. The discovery of the arrowhead prompted researchers to theorize Ötzi died of blood loss from the wound, which would probably have been fatal even if modern medical techniques had been available. Further research found that the arrow's shaft had been removed before death, and close examination of the body found bruises and cuts to the hands, wrists and chest and cerebral trauma indicative of a blow to the head. One of the cuts was to the base of his thumb that reached down to the bone but had no time to heal before his death. "
     
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    How do they know he has an umlaut over the "O" in his name?
     
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    Born:c. 3345 BCE, near the present village of Feldthurns (Velturno), north of Bolzano, Italy
    Died:c. 3300 BCE (aged about 45), Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy


    Ötzi, also called the Iceman, is the natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE. The mummy was found in September 1991 in the Ötztal Alps (hence the nickname "Ötzi") on the border between Austria and Italy.
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    Ice Man: How you like 4 wheeler?
    Ötzi: What is 'wheel'???
     
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    Who Murdered Ötzi the Iceman – the Ultimate Cold Case

    Angelika Fleckinger, director of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, where Oetzi's body is on display, called on a professional to investigate. He is Detective Chief Inspector Alexander Horn of the Munich Police Department, who is also head of behavioural analysis with the Bavarian police.

    He admits to being slightly taken aback at the request.

    "It was a funny situation, because when I was asked by the director if I work on cold cases, I said 'yes, I do'," Inspector Horn said.

    But this case was colder than most.
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    Memorial to Ötzi the Iceman, one of the oldest and best preserved corpses in the world, found in 1991 on the Austria-Italy border close to the Hauslabjoch Pass.
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    "Kool lookin' Truk!!"
     
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    "Hold my spear and watch this!!!"
     
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    5 Interesting Facts about Prehistoric Human Life

    1. Many prehistoric humans lived just as long and healthy of lives as modern day humans.

    "There is a general belief that before modern medicine and other modern luxuries humans rarely lived beyond the age of 30 or 40. This is not the case. The estimated life expectancy for prehistoric humans is only 35 years, however this number is misleading. When factoring in the higher amount of humans who died in childbirth or early life it can be seen that this number indicates that for every pre-historic human who died young there was one who reached the age of 70. This is corroborated by the discovery of the remains of numerous elderly prehistoric humans. One example of this is the remains of a pre-historic human found in France 1908. Known as “The Old Man of La Chapelle”, this pre-historic human most likely lived to an elderly age as evidenced by his lack of teeth and significant signs of arthritis".
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    Iceman (2017) | Trailer
     
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