Ötzi the Iceman froze to death

New analyses of mummy show head knocks, arrow wound not lethal

Ötzi the Tyrolean Iceman

DEEP FREEZE  Ötzi the Tyrolean Iceman, shown here at a research center, died of exposure to cold temperatures in the Italian Alps, a new study concludes. Shoulder and head injuries may have made it difficult for the Copper Age hunter-gatherer to get around but that’s not what killed him, researchers say.

© South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology/EURAC/Samadelli/Staschitz

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