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Long Unchanged Alpine Glacier Is Now Melting At Unprecedented Rate
2013-12-12 06:35:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of glaciologists, led by Ohio State University, has discovered new and compelling evidence that the Italian Alps are warming at an unprecedented rate. The discovery, described at the annual autumn meeting of the American Geophysical Union this past week, was made less than 20 miles from the site where melting ice exposed the 5,000-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman. A single, dried-out leaf from a larch tree...

Scientists Find Living Relatives of Ötzi the Iceman
2013-10-13 08:08:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A team of Austrian researchers have made a discovery that would put those genealogy websites to shame: they have located several living descendants of a 5,300-year-old human mummy. The prehistoric individual, known as Ötzi the Iceman, was originally found frozen in the Alps back in 1991, according to Steve Nolan of the Daily Mail. The so-called ice mummy suffered from the oldest case of Lyme disease recorded to date, and was...

Ötzi Iceman Had Bad Teeth
2013-04-10 10:23:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Zurich's Centre for Evolutionary Medicine reveals that the Neolithic Ötzi iceman mummy had an astounding number of oral diseases and dentition problems that are still widespread today. Ötzi, also known as Ötzi the Iceman and the Man from Hauslabjoch, is a well-preserved mummy from approximately 3,300 BCE that was found in the Austrian-Italian Alps in 1991....

Scientists Find 5,300-Year-Old Blood In Oetzi The Iceman
2012-05-02 10:43:02

Image Credit: © South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology Research of wounds on a 5,300-year-old body found frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991 has produced the oldest red blood cells ever identified, and suggests the well preserved “Iceman” did not immediately die from his injuries, nor did he live for a few days, scientists report in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The bloody discovery is a first for the “Iceman,” called Oetzi, which has been...

Earliest Case Of Lyme Disease Discovered In 5,300 Year-old ‘Iceman’
2012-02-29 05:58:11

Scientists have sequenced the full genome of “Oetzi the Iceman", a 5,300-year-old body discovered frozen in the Eastern Alps in 1991, and determined he had brown eyes, was lactose intolerant, had blood type “O” and was predisposed to cardiovascular disease. The international team of researchers also found genetic material from the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, making Oetzi the earliest documented case of the infection. “Sequences corresponding to ~60% of...

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2011-02-17 07:09:55

A more-than-5,000-year-old mummified body found frozen in the Oetzal Alps in South Tyrol on September 19, 1991 will receive a new face for the 20th anniversary of its discovery. Two Dutch experts -- Alfons and Adrie Kennis -- have made a new model of the Iceman Oetzi (also known as ×tzi) with brown eyes. It will be part of a new exhibit at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano. Recent research has shown the Iceman, nearly 5,300 years old, did not have blue...

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2005-06-13 15:20:06

ROME -- Researchers suspect the corpse of a 5,000-year-old mummy frozen in the Italian Alps might have been contaminated by bacteria since its discovery in 1991, a doctor who cares for the body said Monday. X-rays have shown bubbles in the bones that could be caused by bacteria, said Eduard Egarter Vigl, in charge of preserving the mummy at the South Tyrol Archaeological Museum in Bolzano, Italy. The museum is trying to find local companies that can analyze the air in the sealed-off chamber...


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