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Otzi the Ice Man
Transcript of Otzi the Ice Man
Age- He was between 25-40 when he died
Died about 5,300 years ago
Gender- Otzi was male
Cause of Death- Shot in the back with stone
He had about 50 tattoos
Had an under bite
short upper lip
weighed about 110 lbs when alive
weighed about 26 lbs when dead
had brown eyes
Archaeologists- studies prehistoric people by looking at
the artifacts, monuments, and inscriptions.
Radiologists- studies x-rays and nuclear radiation
especially for medical use.
Pathologists- studies the origin, nature, and course of
Botanists- someone who specializes in Botany
Anthropologist- someone who specialize in Anthropology
or the study of humans.
Otzi the Ice Man
Where was he found?
Found September 19, 1991
By Erika and Helmut Simon
Found 10,500 ft above sea level
Near the border of Italy and Austria
Finail Peak in the Otzal Alps
He was found with 400 more artifacts including:
Dagger made of stone
Ax with copper blade from 2,000 BC
Bow pieces and quiver with 12 arrows
Coat made of deer and ibex fur
The sole from his shoe
A "fanny pack"
Copper was very rare and valued to them.
They were at the end of the Stone Age
They were very resourceful
Closest relatives are in Sardinia
They were a very well fed people
Used deer and ibex for many different things
Facts on Life and Death
His brain shrunk to 1/3 of its normal size
He wore size 6 shoes
found with a "sloe" berry
Might have been a Shepard
Died on hi left side (ear was folded)
He was brown and leathery when found
Killed from arrow
Bleed quickly to death
Lived 3,000 years before gunpowder or paper
Has to be kept in a 22 degrees Fahrenheit
Rare Copper Ax
Did he have a family at home?
What was he going to hunt with the bow and arrows?
How did he have the copper ax?
Was he really a Shepard?
If he was...What happened to his flock?
Was it traditional to have tattoos and piercings?
Who exactly killed him?
When in the year did he die?
Where was the arrow shaft when they found it?
What did his group think when he died?