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Otzi the Iceman

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Cheyenne Temple

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Otzi the Iceman
By: Cheyenne T, Calvin H, Dylan F ,and Kayla W
Otzi was discoverd on Thursday September 19, 1991 at 1:30p.m. He was discoverd on the Oizatal Alphs(South Tyrol, Italy).
1.Where was Otzi discovered?
Otzi was a mummy of man who lived around 3,300 BCE. Based on the typology of the axe, immediately dated the whole to find to be at least 4,000 years old.
4.When did the iceman live? How do we know?
When the organism dies, the flow of C14 is interrupted and any C14 absorbed during its life gradually disappears half of it every 5,703 years.
5.Explain Carbon-Dating
Otzi had 61 tattoos.
7.How many tattoos did Otzi have?
2.Name one of the problems faced trying to recover Otzi.
3.Why did Otzi remain intact?
Otzi remained intact because he was in solid ice, and was frozen.
6.What was so special about Otzi?
He was so special because he was found in the Oizatal Alphs, and was covered in solid ice.
8.How did Otzi die? When did he die?
Otzi was shot in the left shoulder by flint arrow heads. Otzi must have been in the Vinschgau 12 hours before death.
9.Why was Otzi's axe important?
Theory 1:
Wounds suggest Iceman was stabbed in the back
Theory 2:
What theories explain how Otzi may have died?
Violent hand-to-hand combat
Theory 3:
Arrowhead was embedded in the left shoulder -an injury that could not be self-convicted
Theory 4:
Iceman probably killed by his own people
Our group came up with the conclusion that Otzi was killed by his own people who was out for revenge on him.
Investigative Group Conclusion:
They damaged the left hip of Otzi's corps while trying to dig him out of the ice.
Otzi's axe was impportant because it was made out of copper, and most axes made back then were made out of stone.
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