The path carved by Ötzi Iceman as he made his fateful ascent to his last resting place was uncovered by ancient worms and mosses frozen with it.
The mummified corpse of 5300 years was found by tourists in 1991, melting from the ice in the Alps, about 10 522 feet (3210 meters) above sea level.
The figure of the Copper Age rested on the eastern flank of the Fineilspitze, a peak in the Ötztal Alps, after which he
found his frozen body accompanied by clothing, equipment and an abundance of traces of plants and mushrooms, preserved in clothes. his gut.
Experts have identified thousands of fragments of moss and liver that bind them to about 75 different species ̵
The remainder helped scientists conclude "almost as much evidence as possible" to show that Ötzi climbed south to north up the Schnalstal instead of climbing other neighboring Vall eys, in modern-day South Tyrol, Italy.
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The path carved by Yotsi Icemen, pictured as did the fateful ascent to his last resting place holiday is revealed by e rhubarb worms and mosses frozen with it
The 5300-year-old mummified corpse was found by tourists in 1991, melting from ice in the Alps, 3210 meters above sea level. . The man was resting on the eastern flank of Fineilspitze, a peak in the Ötztal Alps, after which he was named.
Ötzi's frozen body was found accompanied by clothes, gears and plenty of traces and gills kept on his clothes and in his gut. In a clockwise photo, Ötzi shoes and coat, leather leggings, leather hat, fur and bib
"Most members of the public are unlikely to be familiar with bryophytes – mosses and liverworms," he says Newspaper author and archaeobotanist Jim Dixon of the University of Glasgow.
"However, no less than 75 species of these important investigative clues were discovered during the removal of the glacier – known as Ötzi."
"They were recovered as mostly small pieces of ice around it, from his clothes and equipment – and even his [gut]. "
" Some of the mosses are important in exploring the exact route of his last trip. "
Several of the identified moss species still flourish today in the lower Schnallstal valley.
A key point in the researchers' analysis was a forest species of bryophyte called Flat Neckera, which was discovered as a large mass on Ötzi's clothing. as well as microscopic pieces in his gut.
Along with similar mosses that rise from low to moderate altitudes, the presence of a flat neckerchief with Ötzi remains is, according to researchers, "almost possible evidence" that copper Ice Age climbed north up
Such exclude Jotsi's ability to ascend to his last resting place through other, neighboring valleys.
This conclusion is confirmed by previous pollen-based studies that also identified the Schnallstal valley – which today is
Experts have identified thousands of fragments of moss and liver with Ötzi, associating them with about 75 different species – only 30 percent of which look native. In the photo – an illustration of researchers showing the processes that led to the preservation of the glacier
the team suggests that tzi ascended the mountain range to his last resting place, pictured, in the lower Schnallstal valley, located in modern-day South Tyrol, Italy
Ötzi stood about 5 feet 2 inches high and was thought to weigh about 110 pounds when he was alive.
He had dark, medium-long hair, brown eyes and probably wore a beard.
The lollipop is expected to be 45 years old by the time of death, which should be a good age for the period.
The full findings of the study were published in PLOS ONE.
WHO WAS ÖTZI THE ICEMAN?
Since its opening on December 19, 1991 by German-speaking tourists, Ötzi (the artist's impression) has provided a window into early human history.
After being discovered by German tourists on 19 December 1991, Ötzi provided a window into early human history. His mummified remains were discovered in a melting glacier on the mountain border between Austria and Italy.
The analysis of the body told us that he was alive during the Copper Age and died a terrible death.
Ötzi, who was 46 years old at the time of his death, had brown eyes, relatives in Sardinia and was lactose intolerant.
He was also prone to heart disease.
In 2015, experts discovered a total of 61 tattoos on Ötzi's body, using different wavelengths of light to select them on the mummy's darkened skin. More recent studies have focused on DNA in the nuclei of Jotsi cells, which could give a further look at the life of the famous ice mummy.
Archaeologists believe that Yotsi, who wore a bow, quiver of arrows and a copper ax, may have been a hunter or warrior killed in a rivalry with a rival tribe.
Researchers say he was about 5 feet (159 cm) tall, 46-years-old, arthritic and infected with a whip-intestinal parasite.
His perfectly preserved body is stored in his own specially designed cold storage chamber at the Archaeological Museum in South Tyrol, Italy at a constant temperature of -6 ° C (21 ° F).
Visitors can see the mummy through a small window.
In addition to his remains is a model Ötzi, created with the help of 3D images of the corpse and forensics by two Dutch artists – Alfons and Adri Kenis.